News tagged with fertilizer runoff

Video: The farm of the future?

There's a new trend in agriculture called vertical farming. As humans learned to farm, we arranged plants outside in horizontal fields, and invented irrigation and fertilizer to grow bumper crops.

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Environment
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Cover crop seeder pulls triple duty for small farms

Farmers using a cover crop seeder developed by Penn State agricultural scientists may eventually need only a single trip across the field to accomplish what takes most farmers three passes and several pieces of equipment ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Ecology
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In search of wildlife-friendly biofuels

When society jumps on a bandwagon, even for a good cause, there may be unintended consequences. The unintended consequence of crop-based biofuels may be the loss of wildlife habitat, particularly that of the birds who call ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Ecology
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