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2014-06-10 08:23:44

PASCO, Wash., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A1MICROBES has become leading supplier of natural soil health products in North America, and is helping farmers, growers and ranchers restore and rebuild soil and improve crop production. A1MICROBES uses a unique blend of natural microbes formulated to improve plant production, and restore soil that has been damaged by overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can build up in the soil. The issue of soil health has come to the forefront...

2013-12-20 23:02:20

Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win Eight National Titles in 2013 Contest Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 DuPont congratulates David Hula of Charles City, Va., for breaking the corn yield world record with Pioneer® brand hybrid P2088YHR in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Winning the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category, David Hula produced an entry of 454.98 bushels per acre, the highest mark ever recorded...

2013-06-21 23:02:52

The journal Weed Technology features a new article documenting the results of field tests of resistant Palmer amaranth in glyphosate-resistant soybean crops in Arkansas. Conducted over a 2-year period, the study showed that deep tillage alone produced an 81 percent reduction in Palmer amaranth emergence. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Weed Technology – When weeds become resistant to herbicides, the advantage of growing herbicide-resistant crops is lost. Farming practices that limit...

Tillage, Reduced-input Rotations Affect Runoff From Agricultural Fields
2013-06-11 13:55:55

American Society of Agronomy No-till management practices can reduce soil erosion, but evidence suggests they can also lead to increased runoff of dissolved phosphorus from soil surfaces. Meanwhile, farmers looking to avoid herbicides often have to combat weeds with tillage, which causes erosion. With all of the tradeoffs of different management systems, which one should growers use? To answer that question, researchers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service compared nutrient and...

2013-04-29 14:16:20

Fertilizing with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus definitely improves crop yields, but does it also improve the soil? The latest study to tackle this question has yielded mixed results. While 50 years of inorganic fertilization did increase soil organic carbon stocks in a long-term experiment in western Kansas, the practice seemingly failed to enhance soil aggregate stability–a key indicator of soil structural quality that helps dictate how water moves through soil and soil's...

New Protocol Developed For Measuring Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration
2013-02-01 14:39:04

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Increased levels of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), have been associated with the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, cultivation of grasslands, drainage of the land, and land use changes. Concerns about long-term shifts in climate patterns have led scientists to measure soil organic carbon (SOC) in agricultural landscapes and to develop methods to evaluate how changes in tillage...

2012-05-31 12:50:49

AgriLife Research study shows no yield impact, greater economic returns Loss of production may be one concern cotton producers have on the Rolling Plains when considering switching to reduced- or no-tillage systems, said Dr. Paul DeLaune, Texas AgriLife Research environmental soil scientist in Vernon. Not only will cotton growers not lose production with subsurface drip irrigation, their economics will improve, according to DeLaune's latest research article that will appear in the...


Latest No-till farming Reference Libraries

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

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...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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