Cultivation of salt-tolerant crops a goal of 'Silt Farming Project'
The 'Silt Farming Project' was started on Texel, one of the Dutch Wadden islands, in 2010. A project for investigating the chances of cropping on silt soils. Objective of this project is to find salt-resistant ...
Indonesian lives risked on 'world's most polluted' river
With dozens of bright green rice paddies, flocks of kites in the sky and children laughing nearby, at first glance the village of Sukamaju in western Java has all the charms of rural Indonesia.
AgriLife Extension expert: Spider mite damage to corn affected by irrigation level
Spider mite infestations on corn and the damage done will vary under different irrigation levels and could dictate slight changes in management practices, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
TAM 113 a complement to other TAM wheat varieties
Is the new TAM 113 wheat variety a replacement for popular TAM 111 or TAM 112 varieties?
Local irrigation systems provide better food security: study
Farmer-led irrigation schemes provide better food security, protect millions of farmers from climate risks and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, a new study showed Friday.
Growing a green lawn means finding grasses that need less water
You have to give Doug Soldat credit. He picked the right year to begin a study on the drought tolerance of Wisconsin turfgrasses.
Only a few 'smart' irrigation controllers were able to deal with drought
Only a few smart irrigation controllers performed well during the 2011 drought, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts.
Corporations pledge sustainability at Rio+20
Microsoft and other firms attending the Rio+20 business forum are falling over each other to prove their corporate responsibility credentials, but critics remain highly skeptical about their commitments.
Reduced tillage doesn't mean reduced cotton yields under drip irrigatio
Loss of production may be one concern cotton producers have on the Rolling Plains when considering switching to reduced- or no-tillage systems, said Dr. Paul DeLaune, Texas AgriLife Research environmental soil scientist in ...
Researchers successfully test solar desalination system for arid land agriculture
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have created a man-made oasis in the desert with the successful application of a solar-powered desalination system that provides water for irrigation in arid regions. The ...
USDA irrigation research: Good to the last drop
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are ensuring that farmers in the Pacific Northwest are benefiting from every drop of crop irrigation water.
Groundwater pumping leads to sea level rise, cancels out effect of dams: study
As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn't just seep back into the ground it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually ...
Landsat satellites see Texas crop circles
(Phys.org) -- A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this ...
Researchers demonstrate that fruit and wine quality are not affected by grafting
While Washington winemakers grow most of their grapes on their natural rootstock, the coveted quality of their crop--and wines--is unlikely to change if they join the rest of the world and start grafting their varieties to ...