We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the world with bioenergy, retain nutrients so they don't pollute our water and air. To help landscapes answer these high demands, scientists from the U.S. Department ...
In an area of Texas known by locals as "East of Weird" because of its proximity to progressive Austin, a farm is yielding many bushels of fruit and vegetables on a space no larger than a parking space.
More than 20 years after her family planted blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) on their Great Southern property UWA Masters student Sylvia Leighton is trying to determine what effect the trees have had on the region's soil fertility.
Applying lime to acidic soils may offer a way to improve crops yield and boost soil nutrient availability, according to research in the Wheatbelt.
Managing soil nutrients in organic production systems presents multiple challenges for fruit growers. The availability and release rate of nitrogen from organic fertilizers, ease of application, and cost are among the important ...
Today's agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.
Sacred forests and traditional beliefs are shaping sustainable farming practices in communities in West Africa, according to new research.
When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes - the plants they normally serve, researchers report in a new study.
Most people understand the idea of a supply chain so that, for example, to make a car you need many thousands of different car components for assembly at the factory. If any of those components are no longer available, there ...
After a decade of research, scientists from Murdoch University are excited by a perennial legume that has the potential to turn poor soils into profitable areas suitable for farming.