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Garden in city yard
September 05, 2013

On July 4, 1866 in Portland, ME, an errant firework sparked a fire in an empty boat house. That fire spread, and when the night was over, more...

August 28, 2013

Leaving a buffer strip of uncultivated land next to streams is a proven way to keep nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on farms from running...

Photo of White Rock Lake
July 25, 2013

Changes in climate and urbanization can affect watershed and stream health, but it can be difficult to tease apart the impacts of these two...

grapes on the vine
July 14, 2013

In the picturesque valley of Napa, California, visitors enter the tasting room at Etude to sample an array of wines. Along with the bottles of...

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...

Dan Byers
July 01, 2013

After spending his childhood on a small Pennsylvania farm and studying crop...

July 01, 2013

After being drained by the millions of acres to make way for agriculture, wetlands are staging a small comeback these days on farms. Some...

June 23, 2013

Threats to vulnerable and endangered species are well recognized. As humans continue to move into ecosystems that are home to a variety of...

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...

June 02, 2013

America’s Next Top Pedologist? Soilvivor? The Biggest Loess-er? Yeah, soil judging contests probably won't have their own reality TV...