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Pastured cattle
June 04, 2015

Soil is the foundation of agriculture. When soil is healthy, growers are able to grow nutritious foods with good yields. However, keeping soils...

May 28, 2015

In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food...

The liquefaction experiment starts by stirring water into soil.
May 21, 2015

Have you considered what might happen to your house during a liquefaction event? Sixth-grader Joshua Miller has.

When it comes to...

An urban garden with vegetables
May 13, 2015

Green thumbs, do not fret. Pockets of soil in urban areas are still available for the increasingly popular practice of urban gardening.

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May 04, 2015

A new approach to wastewater treatment may be key in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Moreover, it can be profitable.

Phosphorus is...

April 23, 2015

When it comes to soil and water, predictability is important--but difficult.

Soil scientists have struggled with accurately measuring...

April 07, 2015

Nitrogen is a critical element to growing healthy food. It’s a nutrient that helps plants grow. It’s the elemental backbone of...

A scientist performing testing in the lab
March 24, 2015

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human...

Amy Densborn in lab with students
March 10, 2015

Amy Densborn, a teacher at Lewis Cass Junior and Senior High School in Walton, IN was selected as the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Soil...

Pigweed, ragweed, and lambsquarters affected by grit blasting
March 09, 2015

The timeless struggle against weeds is especially tough for organic farmers, who avoid using highly concentrated herbicides in favor of chemical-...