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Cover crops reduce erosion, runoff

Cover crops may be more effective at reducing soil erosion and runoff after maize harvest than rough tillage, according to scientists from the Université Catholique de Louvain, in collaboration with ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Environment
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No-till farming improves soil stability

A joint Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-multi-university study across the central Great Plains on the effects of more than 19 years of various tillage practices shows that no-till makes soil much more stable than plowed ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Environment
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Water-related conflicts set to escalate

Population growth, urbanisation, increasing pollution, soil erosion and climate variations are all reflected in the management and adequacy of the world's waters. The situation is particularly difficult in many developing ...

dateApr 30, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Forage sorghum shows promise as energy crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- In their continuing effort to evaluate crops that can serve as biofuel feedstocks as well as cover crops (and that can fit into crop rotations in Pennsylvania and the Northeast) researchers ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Biotechnology
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New lentil being readied for market

"Essex," a new lentil variety developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, has a lot to offer: high seed yields for growers, nitrogen-fixing bacteria for wheat crops, and a tasty source of protein for consumers ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Plant breeding helps revive western rangelands

For more than two decades, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have been developing new grasses and forages that can hold their own on the rugged rangelands of the western United States. As a result of that work, ...

dateFeb 12, 2010 in Ecology
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Biofuel from Corn Stover

(PhysOrg.com) -- How much corn crop residue, or stover, can be removed for biofuels without harming soil? An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study of a 10-mile circle around the University of Minnesota’s ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Environment
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GPS helps locate soil erosion pathways

Grassed waterways are placed in agricultural fields where runoff water tends to concentrate because they can substantially reduce soil erosion. Mapping techniques that help identify where erosion channels will likely form ...

dateAug 13, 2009 in Environment
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Impact of floods on soils

A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water's effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Environment
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