American Society of Agronomy

Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover

Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems. Odor offensiveness, gas emissions, ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Environment
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Cranberry growers tart on phosphorus

At Thanksgiving, many Americans look forward to eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and tangy red cranberries. To feed that appetite, cranberry farming is big business. In Massachusetts, cranberries are the most valuable food ...

dateNov 29, 2017 in Environment
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Filling intercropping info gap

Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land - called intercropping - can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource management.

dateNov 15, 2017 in Environment
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The fingerprints of coastal carbon sinks

Did you know carbon comes in blue? Blue carbon refers to the carbon in oceans and coastal areas. These ecosystems are excellent carbon sinks - they can efficiently absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere.

dateNov 01, 2017 in Environment
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Clover-corn combo benefits corn, soil, business

Living mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except—it's alive. No, it's not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has ...

dateOct 18, 2017 in Environment
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