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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...

Soil sample in spectrometer for quality check
August 30, 2017

Farmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. Different plants have different needs for water,...

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...

Washington Monument and turf on National Mall
August 16, 2017

It’s not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was...

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...

Digging for calcium carbonate samples
August 02, 2017

Producers sometimes face challenges that go deep into the soil. They need answers to help the soil, on site. A portable field sensor can...

Soil testing in claypay soils, Missouri
July 26, 2017

All soils are not equal. Rich loams support the world’s most productive agricultural regions, including swaths of the American Midwest. But...

New kidney bean cultivar held near field trial
July 18, 2017

Kidney beans, like most other beans, are a nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with complex carbohydrates, protein, iron, and folate. They are...

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.

Strip till field with triticale
July 05, 2017

Farming is risky business. There’s a need to maximize the quality and quantity of production, within the strict realities of time and...