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Tile drainage directly related to nitrate loss

Tile drainage in the Mississippi Basin is one of the great advances of the 19th and 20th centuries, allowing highly productive agriculture in what was once land too wet to farm. In fact, installation of new ...

Sep 27, 2010
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High yield crops keep carbon emissions low

The Green Revolution of the late 20th century increased crop yields worldwide and helped feed an expanding global population. According to a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it als ...

Jun 14, 2010
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New rice research sows seeds for growing success

(PhysOrg.com) -- With rice production in Australia plummeting and extreme weather events becoming more frequent, researchers at Macquarie University are working towards developing simple tests that could help ...

Mar 03, 2010
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