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7/29/2015

Remember the science fair?

For some of us it was an exciting time of creative experimentation. For others it was a time of botched and badly displayed data. For 16-year-old Maria Elena...

5/4/2015

A new approach to wastewater treatment may be key in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Moreover, it can be profitable.

Phosphorus is...

4/7/2015

Nitrogen is a critical element to growing healthy food. It’s a nutrient that helps plants grow. It’s the elemental backbone of proteins. However, managing nitrogen levels in soils has...

3/24/2015

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health?

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1/3/2015

Even for seasoned agricultural and soil scientists, the concept of modeling can be foreign. Making models more familiar and promoting their study and practical application is the goal of Laj Ahuja...

12/9/2014

Five years ago, François Korn was sitting in a board meeting of the Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) when talk turned to exactly how many seed and...

7/11/2014

In Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other big New Mexico cities, nearly every public golf course is watered today with treated city wastewater rather than precious potable water. And across the U.S....

7/1/2014

First isolated from chili peppers in the 1920s, the pathogen Phytophthora capsici has been plaguing the global hot pepper industry ever since. The fungus-like organism causes a root rot...

2/10/2014

Jodi DeJong-Hughes jokes that it looks like a seven-layer cake, but the artificially layered soil she created a few years ago illustrates a serious issue for farmers: soil compaction.

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1/14/2014

The large, air-filled spaces, or “macropores,” in untilled soil often resemble the branching vessels of the human circulatory system. Taking advantage of this similarity, a team of...