Latest No-till farming Stories
It might not look like there's much going on in those roadside corn fields, but a Purdue University researcher has shown that corn plants are in a fierce battle with each other for resources.
Emissions reductions equivalent to removing 153,000 cars from California highways DAVIS, Calif., Nov.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the last five years, Madison County farmer Mike Shuter has maintained the same crop rotation on his farm of two-thirds of his fields in corn and one-third in soybeans.
Advances in ecology increasingly reveal that conventional agricultural practices have detrimental effects on the landscape ecology, creating problems for long-term sustainability of crops.
Guidelines and Applications Now Available for 09-10 Tax Credit Program HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania farmers are making further investments in the environment by implementing on-farm conservation practices while enhancing their farm's production, thanks to the Resource Enhancement and Protection tax credit program, or REAP.
Crop residues are viewed as a low cost and readily available source for ethanol production, but are we jeopardizing the long-term productivity of prairie soils?
Much of Texas' wheat may be grazed as a part of a dual-use crop. But many fields are still prepared using conventional tillage, which may not efficiently capture rainfall â€“ a key to economic success in a semi-arid environment, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.
Grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the United States may be increasingly converted to growing bioenergy grain crops.
For the first time, farmers have data that tracks at the county level on-site and off-site energy use and carbon dioxide emissions associated with growing crops in the United States.
With recent increase in the cost of energy and subsequent explorations into alternative energy sources, the increased harvest of corn residue for cellulosic ethanol production is likely in the future.
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 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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