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8/9/2016

Here’s a new way to communicate with today’s college students: “Tomorrow we begin #turf fertility for my ‘Lawns 101 class’…What are the three most important...

7/27/2016

Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become...

7/13/2016

Water quality scientist Laura Christianson is working on a solution to the “dead zone”—an area with dangerously low levels of oxygen— in the Gulf of Mexico. Christianson...

6/22/2016

Plant breeders test their experiments by growing the seeds of their labor. They cross two different plants that have desirable traits. They sow the resulting seeds and evaluate the results, hoping...

6/8/2016

As you read this paragraph, a NASA satellite orbits around planet Earth, gathering data on — of all things — soil moisture. Moisture in the soil acts like a thermostat for the planet....

3/30/2016

Most of us think nothing of rainfall or where it goes, unless it leads to flooding or landslides. But soil scientists have been studying how water moves across or through soil for decades. Daniel...

3/21/2016

Human activities continue to expand. At the same time, an increasing number of plants face habitat loss and fragmentation. In fact, more than 700 plants are classified as endangered in the United...

12/23/2015

The emphasis on "going green" in cities has led to a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives. But Sally Brown, a Professor at the School of Environmental and Forest Services and...

9/16/2015

College courses with active learning are common in subjects like physics and chemistry. The hands-on aspect of lab work creates a memorable, practical experience. But can it work elsewhere? By...

9/9/2015

Paul Porter likes to bicycle. He also likes to explore different teaching methods. So for three semesters, Porter, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences...