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8/26/2015

Ah-choo! If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re probably sick of this refrain. And you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Moreover, there are...

8/19/2015

Most of us have strong opinions about snow during the winter. For some, it’s a curse. Others enjoy the recreation heavy snowfall brings. Yet, once warmer weather co...

7/22/2015

How does style of tilling make a difference in crop success? The blades on a till don’t simply chop up soil and move it around. They blend dead plant material left from harvest into the soil...

7/16/2015

Peanuts are big – big business that is. According to the National Peanut Board, Americans spend about $800...

7/1/2015

As we walk along a forest path, the soil beneath our feet seems like a uniform substance. However, it is an intricate network of soil particles, pores, minerals, soil microbes, and more. It is...

6/17/2015

Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated.

Switchgrass is an...

6/10/2015

Most of us don’t consider forests a source of pollution. As natural bodies, they should be good for the environment. But a recent study in Japan shows that older cedar and cypress...

6/4/2015

Soil is the foundation of agriculture. When soil is healthy, growers are able to grow nutritious foods with good yields. However, keeping soils healthy from year to year is a challenge.

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5/28/2015

In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows farmers...

5/20/2015

Software developers—and even consumers—are familiar with the open-source movement. Open-source projects, like the popular Firefox web browser, are generally developed in a public,...