News tagged with soil organisms

Keeping carbon in check

Researchers developed a comprehensive technique to monitor changes in organic carbon found in soil over large areas of land. The team of scientists, including Cesar Izaurralde and Tristram West at Pacific ...

Mar 11, 2011 3 / 5 (2) 0

How does soil store CO2?

Global CO2 emissions continue to rise—in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere. Some of it is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. They provide a significant reservoir ...

Jan 08, 2014 3 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Help students think like soil scientists

Emphasizing cross-disciplinary concepts in teaching soil science courses, such as mass-volume relationships, can help undergraduates learn real-world, problem-solving skills that are crucial to their success in soil science ...

Sep 28, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Using ground covers in organic production

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that organic farmers who need to periodically amend their soils with compost after planting can still control weeds -- and hold down costs -- by using fabric ...

Aug 30, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Dry soils make for a stormy brew

Water: about 60 % of our body weight is made up of it; it is the body's principal chemical component. Every system in our body depends on it; it carries nutrients to our cells and it takes toxins out of vital ...

Oct 23, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0