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Crop Performance Matters When Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2011-09-06 07:00:54

  Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves. That's the conclusion of a study in the Sept.-Oct. issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which examined the impact of farm practices such as tillage on the greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide. Expressing emissions per unit of crop yield rather than on a more conventional per area basis produced very different results, says the study's leader, Rod Venterea, research soil...

2011-07-19 12:28:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Growers, consultants, weed scientists, researchers and government agency officials who participated in the July 2010 launch of the Respect the Rotation(TM) initiative have taken measureable steps toward progress in the fight against the proliferation of glyphosate-resistant weeds. But university experts still believe the system will fail if current practices continue. (Logo:...

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...

2011-02-22 21:52:48

Study attempts to establish cost-effective approaches when reducing tillage in transitional and organic hay and forage production As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The growth of this industry has prompted many farmers to transition their land to organic feed grain production. With transition on the rise, it is necessary...

2011-02-16 11:00:00

OSCEOLA, IA, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Nearly one year to the day since the official launch of the RTS XT, Salford Farm Machinery Ltd. is once again proving to be driven by innovation and design with the release of the RTS Heavy Duty at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. Building on the highly successful Residue Tillage Specialist (RTS) Salford is launching the RTS Heavy Duty, adding a whole new dimension to their series of vertical tillage tools. "We always knew...

2011-02-03 20:23:05

Study simulates long-term effects of biofuel production on soil The growing development and implementation of renewable biofuel energy has considerable advantages over using declining supplies of fossil fuels. However, meeting the demands of a fuel-driven society may require utilizing all biofuel sources including agricultural crop residues. While a useful biofuel source, crop residues also play a crucial role in maintaining soil organic carbon stock. This stock of organic carbon preserves...

2011-01-13 16:32:37

U.S. agricultural practices create 58 percent of nitrous oxide in the world, which is the third most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Scientists believe nitrous oxide contributes to global warming about 300 times more than carbon dioxide. New practices and products have been introduced to address this issue, but farmers do not have the time or profit margins to experiment with ideas that may ultimately hurt the "bottom line." Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have...

2010-12-19 00:26:03

Among Seven Growers Breaking 300 Bu/Ac Barrier, Six Win with Pioneer Hybrids Des Moines, Iowa (Vocus) December 17, 2010 DuPont congratulates David K. Hula of Charles City, Va., and nine other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn hybrids who won national titles in the 2010 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Among all entries in the national contest, Hula attained the highest overall yield of 368.44 bushels per acre with Pioneer hybrid P1615HR....

2010-11-10 00:00:37

A California farm equipment company dedicated to conservation tillage and sustainable agriculture marks its 62nd year in business by launching a new interactive website. Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 Interstate Equipment & Mfg. Corp., manufacturer of the Cotton Shredder-Bedder, recently redesigned its Internet website. There are four videos available for viewing in addition to several product brochures presented for download. The Cotton Shredder-Bedder is a unique patented...

2010-09-24 13:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today reminded Pennsylvania producers to plant cover crops this fall to keep beneficial nutrients in the soil and reduce nitrogen runoff into local waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay watershed. By planting cover crops--a small grain crop planted in the fall--producers reduce soil erosion, improve soil quality, decrease nutrient leaching, suppress weeds and attract beneficial pests....


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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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