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2011-07-14 15:08:50

There is literally a way to undercut dust emissions in the very driest parts of the Pacific Northwest's Columbia Plateau region, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. Brenton Sharratt, research leader at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit in Pullman, Wash., found that undercutting is a promising conservation tillage technique on fallow fields. ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research...

2010-08-31 09:00:00

Unique design leads to recognition of RTS's one of a kind status OSCEOLA, IA, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ - Salford Farm Machinery, an international producer of cutting-edge tillage and seeding equipment, is pleased to announce a patent on the many features of their RTS - Residue Tillage Specialist. Introduced in 2003, the RTS vertical tillage tool has become renowned for its speed, residue management and seed bed finishing. The new RTS patent covers most of the features which make the tool so...

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2008-11-20 09:19:48

A team of scientists report in SSSAJ that they developed a model to measure soil quality and the loss of organic matter due to increased use of crop residues. One of the biggest threats to today's farmlands is the loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil organic matter (SOM) from poor land-management practices. The presence of these materials is essential as they do everything from providing plants with proper nutrients to filtering harmful chemical compounds to the prevention of soil...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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