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2010-11-17 17:06:17

Scientists at the University of Cambridge are working on ways to improve the efficiency of the ammonia synthesis process.

2010-11-03 13:47:36

A new breakthrough by scientists at the University of Sheffield has shed light on how the Earth's first plants began to colonise the land over 470 million years ago by forming a partnership with soil fungi.

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2010-10-08 18:00:00

Resulting ecological damage is serious, but could be reduced by wider use of more sustainable, time-honored practices.

2010-10-08 02:24:37

Resulting ecological damage is serious, but could be reduced by wider use of more sustainable, time-honored practices.

2010-09-14 12:38:40

Farming practices have a significant impact on the diversity of beneficial microbial fungi known to play important roles in crop productivity, soil recovery and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

2010-08-09 14:20:54

When fire burns down a forest, nitrate levels go up, and the effects are persistent.

2010-06-11 01:47:29

By tinkering with a type of fungus that lives in association with plant roots, researchers have found a way to increase the growth of rice by an impressive margin.

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2010-03-25 08:31:14

Twenty years of field studies reveal that as the Earth has gotten warmer, plants and microbes in the soil have given off more carbon dioxide.

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2010-03-16 13:59:29

"Essex," a new lentil variety developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, has a lot to offer: high seed yields for growers, nitrogen-fixing bacteria for wheat crops, and a tasty source of protein for consumers to add to soups, salads and other fare.

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2010-03-01 11:24:00

Nitrogen is vital for all plant life, but increasingly the planet is paying a heavy price for the escalating use of nitrogen fertilizer.


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