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2013-10-02 12:24:16

Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But just like all wild plant species, these "crop wild relatives" (CWR) are also at risk of decline and extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, two speakers will describe the latest efforts to identify and protect the wild relatives of domesticated...

2011-11-07 18:55:00

Soil Science Society of America launches "The Story of Soil" videos Madison, WI (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Did you know that soil â“ yes, that ground beneath your feet â“ has a story to tell? In response to growing concerns about the condition of some of the worldâs soils, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has launched a campaign called âœThe Story of Soil.â The Story of Soil campaign features a...

2011-06-10 13:27:30

Educators experiment with a new inquiry curriculum in hopes of better preparing students in solving real world issues. In April 2007, teacher Irka Elsevier and then-graduate student Biance Moebius-Clune began their second inquiry unit designed to enable high school students to better understand soil science concepts through their own research and experiments. Moebius-Clune was an NSF fellow in the Cornell Science Inquiry Partnerships (CSIP) program, which allowed the pair to develop inquiry...

2010-10-22 16:49:24

Study Tests Water Quality Trends for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park. The report can be found in the September-October 2010 Journal of Environmental Quality, published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society...

2010-09-11 01:53:21

Scientists find low levels of bacteria in fields sprayed with swine manure That swine manure sprayed on to fields adds valuable nutrients to the soil is well known. But what is not known is whether all that manure is bringing harmful bacteria with it. A new study looks at the levels of nutrients and bacteria in soils of fields that have been sprayed with manure for fifteen years or more. The research team, composed of scientists from the USDA-ARS Crop Science Research Laboratory at...

2010-02-25 08:16:50

Revised model will help scientists better understand transport of fluid constituents, with a wide range of applications. Combined mechanisms of transport have important applications"”transport of nutrients across cell membranes in plants and animals, the aeration of agricultural soils, performance of chemical reactors, the design of membranes for desalting brackish water, and the design of clay membranes for retaining dangerous chemicals. Because mass transport of fluid constituents has...

2009-11-04 12:59:49

Experts discuss the complex interaction of grapes, viticulture and soil needed to produce a great wine The world's greatest wines are the result of a threefold synergy among grape variety, human input, and something called the "terroir" -- a term often defined as the vineyard site, soil, and climate. Experts will discuss terroir with an emphasis on soil science in a symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Pittsburgh. "Terroir: Winegrapes and the Environment" will be presented in two parts at the...

2009-10-28 11:05:54

Trends in agronomy, crop, and soil science to be discussed Worldwide leaders in agricultural research, science policy, and soil science will address emerging developments in plant and soil sciences as daily plenary lectures during the 2009 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Nov. 1-5 in Pittsburgh, PA.The meeting will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA....

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2008-03-25 16:31:57

Scientists Integrate Soil Science Data with Remote Sensing to Report Soil Carbon Flux Resulting from Land Management Changes.Changes in soil carbon occur with changes in land management. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee investigated quantifying soil carbon changes over large regions. They integrated remote sensing products with a national carbon accounting framework in a project funded by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office...

2005-08-16 14:40:00

MADISON, WI -- The 2005 Executive Committees of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) are concerned by President Bush's support for teaching intelligent design alongside evolution in K-12 science classes. They have prepared the following: In Support of Teaching Evolution Position Statement by the Executive Committees of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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