How to help beneficial insects survive winter

While a decrease in insects as the weather cools is a plus to many people, Texans should keep in mind that beneficial insects in gardens and yards could use a little help.

Study reveals plant roots fuel tropical soil animal communities

Soil animal communities in the tropics are driven by plant roots and the resources derived from them. This is the main finding of a new study of a research team led by the University of Göttingen, the German Centre for Integrative ...

New Mexico and Arizona facing a dangerously early fire season

New Mexico and Arizona are facing a dangerously early fire season. It has left neighborhoods in ashes and is having such devastating effects that the governor of New Mexico on May 3, 2022, urged President Joe Biden to issue ...

Priming effect caused by root litter varies with root order

Plant litter can influence soil organic carbon dynamics via the priming effect, which is defined as changes in soil organic carbon decomposition rates due to increases in microbial growth and activities responding to plant ...

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