Climate


Arkansas rice paddy with eddy covariance tower
September 06, 2017

The Lower Mississippi River Basin’s Delta region lies mainly in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It is a fertile area that produces...

Semi-leafless pea after a hot summer
August 23, 2017

Farmers across the world produce between 10 and 13 million tons of field pea every year. That makes it a top legume crop, just behind dry beans...

Biochar formerly used to cover manure
August 09, 2017

Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil...

July 12, 2017

Are you a farmer who wants to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? There’s an app for that.

Applying fluorescent dye before rain storm to help trace water's path
June 28, 2017

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye...

Researchers prepare for experiments for improved cowpea drought tolerance
May 10, 2017

Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants....

moldboard plowing on compact Danish soil
May 03, 2017

When you are tired or hungry, you’re not as productive. You may need to rest or eat. If you push yourself too far, you may get ill.

Canola field
February 22, 2017

When deciding what crops to grow during a season, growers look at several factors. Do the crops have a good yield in their area? Does the area...

Collecting greenhouse gas samples from turf
February 08, 2017

Cranking up the lawn mower on a Saturday afternoon may be a child’s most dreaded chore. But little does he or she know that it also affects...

Collecting soil sample in a bottomland wetland forest, Mississippi Valley.
January 18, 2017

Huckleberry Finn wouldn’t recognize today’s lower Mississippi River. Massive walls separate the river from low-lying lands along the...