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2013-04-03 12:22:46

DAVIS, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As spring temperatures go up, it's an excellent time for farmers, ranchers and gardeners to focus their attention down to the soil below them. A spring check-up of your soil's health gives clues of your ground's ability to feed plants, hold water, capture carbon and more. No fancy equipment required. Just grab a spade or shovel and prepare your senses to dig a little and learn a lot. "It doesn't matter what kind of landowner you are,"...

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2009-10-02 08:06:42

TAU's "soil dipstick" forecasts the health of farms, forests and the planet According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever "” melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming's effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. A new Tel Aviv University invention, a real-time "Optical Soil Dipstick" (OSD), may help solve the mystery and provide a new diagnostic tool for assessing the health of our planet. According to...