News tagged with moisture levels

Grassroots approach to conservation developed

A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion. A University of Illinois researcher ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Ecology
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Software reveals critical crop growth stages

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agronomist Greg McMaster has developed computer software that tells farmers when to spray pesticides. McMaster works at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Agricultural Systems Research ...

dateMay 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Restoring coastal wetlands? Check the soil

Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Environment
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A silo fire doesn't have to ruin all stored silage

( -- Sometimes, when harvest conditions are less than ideal, silage with lower-than-optimum moisture levels is put into a silo, potentially leading to excessive heating and a spontaneous-combustion fire.

dateOct 27, 2009 in Other
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