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Plant pathologist try non-traditional fields for high-value vegetable crops.
Florida researcher reduces space and reorganizes how crops are laid-out in method he calls “compact bed geometry” and grows same amount of vegetables with same amount of water, less loss of fertilizers and less need for pesticides.
Researchers from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University train thousands of Ohio farmers how to keep nutrient runoff from fertilizers, especially phosphorus, out of Ohio’s waters.
Michigan State University study looks at how efficiently “second generation” biofuel crops – perennial, non-food crops such as switchgrass or native grasses – use rainwater and how these crops affect overall water balance.
University of Oregon researchers "very bad day" in the lab leads to the development of a wireless sensor that can measure the amount of nitrogen in the soil saving growers millions.
A recently awarded federal grant will help the innovative Iowa State University STRIPS program expand its mission to protect soil and water quality by planting strips of native prairie on farmland.
San Francisco-based startup Tule, created a sensor and monitoring system that is installed above crop canopies that can accurately tell growers how much water their plants are using and even when and how much to apply.
Researchers from the Iowa Geological Survey, housed at the University of Iowa, have created a comprehensive nutrient runoff mitigation guide to reduce the overabundance of choice farmers can face in approaching nitrate and phosphate nutrient reduction.