Farmers can use free online system to map fields and reduce soil erosion
Dean Patches' to-do list has no end.
New DNA facility gets down and dirty with WA's soil microbiology
Soil microbiology will be better documented thanks to a new high-throughput DNA sequencing facility, launched last month at the University of Western Australia.
Researchers collect soil samples from around the globe in effort to conduct fungi survey
Researchers offer taphonomic degradation processes for mammalian hair
Undergraduate studies how rhododendrons invade and conquer by disturbing nitrogen cycle
How important is the soil beneath our feet to what grows above it?
Study shows manure from cows not given antibiotics still causes increase in resistant bacteria in soil
Crowd-sourcing effort to fight antibiotic resistance
A class of microbiology students at Iowa State University hopes that the next big discovery in the fight against antibiotic-resistant diseases is right below their feet.
Researchers look at small RNA pathways in maize tassels
Researchers at the University of Delaware and other institutions across the country have been awarded a four-year, $6.5 million National Science Foundation grant to analyze developmental events in maize anthers ...
Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat
Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare earth to the top. Post-harvest tilling ...
Researchers aim to disarm a 'cereal killer'
A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world's rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of California ...
How plant small RNAs are activated to control transposons in pollen
Studying a distant relative of viruses known as transposons, the University of Delaware's Blake Meyers is working with researchers from Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) Laboratory to see how small RNAs in plants ...
Study assesses environmental impact of Ontario corn production
Researchers at the University of Guelph examined the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with corn production in Ontario. Their findings are published today in the Agricultural Institute of Canada's (AIC) ...
Novel solution to soil nutrient deficiency problems in Kenya
Leilah Krounbi is working on a novel solution to soil nutrient deficiency problems plaguing Kenyan farmers: pyrolyzed poop.
Swedish soil biota more beneficial for lodgepole pine than Canadian soil biota
Thanks to its excellent growth, the Canadian lodgepole pine has become a popular feature of forestry in Northern Sweden. Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences are now able to demonstrate ...