News tagged with nitrogen fertilization

Can corn be taught to fix its own nitrogen?

Nitrogen fertilization is essential for profitable corn production. It also is a major cost of production and can contribute to degradation of the environment. Is it possible to "teach" corn to fix its own nitrogen, thus ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Helping plants fertilize themselves

(PhysOrg.com) -- A BYU researcher helped discover a cellular tool some plants use to fertilize themselves. This fundamental understanding is important in the effort to reduce the 88 million tons of nitrogen ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Switchgrass produces biomass efficiently

A USDOE and USDA study concluded that 50 million U.S. acres of cropland, idle cropland, and cropland pasture could be converted from current uses to the production of perennial grasses, such as switchgrass, from which biomass ...

dateNov 23, 2009 in Ecology
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Studying Fertilizers to Cut Greenhouse Gases

(PhysOrg.com) -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that using alternative types of fertilizers can cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, at least in one part of the country. They are ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Ecology
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Squeezing More Crop Out of Each Drop of Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Studies in China and Colorado by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have revealed some interesting tactics on how to irrigate with limited water, based on a crop’s ...

dateOct 09, 2009 in Other
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Cropland diversity reduces nitrogen pollution

LSU researchers have identified a link between the diversity of crops grown in farmlands and the pollution they create in lakes and rivers. In a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment e-View paper, these ecologists show t ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Environment
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