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In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.
The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 6,939 new articles on mineral fertilizers.
Advancing Eco-Agriculture, a sustainable agriculture products and services company, discusses a new study about the soil building benefits from organic farming practices. New
Farmers can now get a birds-eye view of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone.
A new model report in the journal Nature Climate Change helps solve the problem of world hunger once the Earth's population hits 9 billion by mid-century.
Organic matter is important for soil health and crop productivity.
A new study answers a question that has baffled researchers for more than 15 years: How does the western corn rootworm – an insect that thrives on corn but dies on soybeans – persist in fields that alternate between corn and soybeans? The answer, researchers say, has to do with enzyme production in the rootworm gut.
Bayer CropScience confirms event dates for 2012. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 In a growing number of fields across this vast country,
Crop yield can be improved by ensuring adequate nutrient availability.
Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...
Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...
Image Caption: Effects of crop rotation and monoculture at the Swojec Experimental Farm, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In the front field, the "Norfolk" crop rotation sequence (potatoes, oats, peas, rye) is being applied; in the back field, rye has been grown for 45 years in a row. Credit: Leslaw Zimny/Wikipedia Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types of crops (also known as polyculture) in the same location in subsequent seasons. Utilizing...
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