News tagged with nitrate

Making a better nitrate test kit

The dull black plastic of the device on Joshua Pearce's desk belies its usefulness. Pearce picks up the box, which has a switch on the side and a small opening on top. A handful of vials sit in a bag nearby, and each would ...

dateAug 06, 2015 in Engineering
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Wetlands continue to reduce nitrates

Wetlands created 20 years ago between tile-drained agricultural fields and the Embarras River were recently revisited for a new two-year University of Illinois research project. Results show an overall 62 percent nitrate ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Environment
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How plants can grow on salt-affected soils

It is common knowledge that salt consists of the cation sodium and the anion chloride. However, the substance used to season food has been a cause of great concern to farmers for some time now: In times of climate change, ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Biotechnology
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