Food & Health


July 08, 2013

In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and...

field runoff after a storm
June 12, 2013

No-till management practices can reduce soil erosion, but evidence suggests they can also lead to increased runoff of dissolved phosphorus from...

May 07, 2013

Fertilizing with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus definitely improves crop yields, but does it also improve the soil?...

April 21, 2013

Driving through western Wisconsin, you might come across the small town of Coon Valley. With its contour plowing, strip crops and woodlots, and...

April 07, 2013

Howard Mielke has collected thousands of soil samples from urban areas across the United States. Each sample is tested for lead content,...

March 25, 2013

Work that began as science fair projects for two Baton Rouge, Louisiana middle school students has now been published as peer-reviewed articles...

January 30, 2013

Veterinary antibiotics are important tools for treating disease in livestock animals. But the antibiotics can present challenges when they find...

November 19, 2012

The recent drought experienced throughout much of the United States has many similarities to the conditions during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s....

Brenda Buck
September 17, 2012

Hiking, horseback riding, and working on her family’s remote Montana ranch as a child, Brenda Buck was filled with questions: Why does a...

May 07, 2012

It was all too evident during the Dust Bowl what a disastrous impact wind can have on dry, unprotected topsoil. Now a new study has uncovered a...