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8/10/2011

Golf courses, known for their calm scenic views and precise grass patterns, take daily abuse. Divots created by golf strokes are a common occurrence, and can be a costly problem for golf course...

8/2/2011

Constructed wetlands or ditches planted with dense vegetation can cut pesticide concentrations in downstream waters by more than 70%, suggesting that widespread implementation of these low-cost...

7/27/2011

In Kentucky, hundreds of horse farms dot the land. Thousands of miles of wooden fence posts outline these farms, which have become an icon of the Kentucky landscape. What goes unnoticed is the...

7/21/2011

Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenyan native Rachel Opole was exposed early on to the challenges of agriculture. From her father’s work in a veterinary research laboratory...

7/20/2011

In the dry and unforgiving Southern High Plains, irrigation water is vital to the success of many crops, including the Valencia peanut. Most of this water comes from the Ogallala Aquifer, a vast...

7/15/2011

Like many a CCA, Don Schmidt grew up farming, helping his family grow cash crops and raise a few hogs and dairy cows on a farmstead in southern Minnesota. But when time...

7/11/2011

In the arid farmlands of West Texas, soil salinity is a chronic problem that farmers frequently battle by adding the calcium mineral, gypsum, to soils. But the practice is expensive, plus the...

11/15/2010

When Fred Vocasek was asked to join the Kansas CCA board in its inaugural year, he thought he would help launch the group, stay for maybe 12 months, and then move on to other things. “That...