News tagged with surface soil

ESA's water mission keeps tabs on dry spring soils

Western Europe's exceptionally dry spring is clear to see in maps generated using data from SMOS. While these maps offer an interesting view of the stark difference in soil moisture compared to a year ago, the data are also ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Environment
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Corn gluten meal tested on squash survival, yields

Corn gluten meal, a powdery byproduct of the wet-milling process of corn, has shown important potential for use as an organic, non-selective preemergence or preplant-incorporated herbicide. A team of researchers from the ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Ecology
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Digging deep for ways to curb ammonia emissions

Dairy farmers can greatly reduce ammonia emissions from their production facilities by injecting liquid manure into crop fields below the soil surface, according to research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

dateSep 28, 2010 in Ecology
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Scientists unravel human-ecosystem interactions

Whether it is a single rock being overturned or an entire mountaintop being removed, humans play a continuous role in environmental processes, and vice versa. Ecological scientists will discuss findings on human-ecosystem ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Ecology
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Image: Apollo 16: Footsteps Under High Sun

( -- The lunar module Orion landed in the Descartes Highlands of the moon on April 21, 1972. The Apollo 16 mission targeted a highland region. Originally thought to be a volcanic site, the samples returned by ...

dateJul 08, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Can one-time tillage improve no-till?

A one-time tillage has no adverse effects on yield or soil properties on no-till land, according to field research conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Although tillage is another expense for farmers and generally ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Environment
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