News tagged with agricultural fields

Surveying bird biodiversity from space?

( -- A fundamental rule of wildlife ecology says that diverse habitats foster greater biodiversity: The Amazon has far more species than Greenland. But how do habitat and biodiversity relate in a state like Wisconsin, ...

dateDec 16, 2009 in Ecology
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Study explores effects of herbicide drift on white oak

Herbicide drift, which occurs when pesticides "drift" from the targeted application area to a nearby non-targeted area, is a particular concern in Midwestern regions of the United States. In the Midwest, where the topography ...

dateMar 25, 2009 in Ecology
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Glowing plants a sign of health

Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans, but plants also glow when they are well. A potential new ESA satellite could use this fluorescence to track the health and productivity of vegetation worldwide.

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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A review of vegetated buffer efficacy

Agricultural nonpoint source pollution has been listed as one of the leading sources of pollution in rivers and water bodies throughout the world. Environmental regulators and scientists are making concerted efforts to reduce ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Environment
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