News tagged with soil organisms

Keeping nitrogen in the soil and out of the water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nitrogen is important for optimal crop production, but can be lost to leaching as nitrate. High amounts of nitrate in drinking water can be harmful to people, especially infants and pregnant women. While ...

dateJun 11, 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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ARS Explores Ways to Keep Carbon in the Soil

(PhysOrg.com) -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are testing out alternative ways of tilling the soil and rotating crops to see if they can help wheat farmers in Oregon sequester more carbon ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Environment
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Organic weed control options for highbush blueberry

Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops. One resulting study, published in a recent ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Ecology
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Understanding Why Rye Works as a Cover Crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists may soon find a way to enhance the weed-killing capabilities of a cereal grain that enriches the soil when used as a winter cover crop.

dateOct 19, 2009 in Environment
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