A team of researchers from Michigan are characterizing simple, cheap measurements of labile soil organic matter that could predict the performance of corn crops and help farmers optimize their cropping systems. Photo courtesy of Steve Culman.
Submitted by Fisher Madeline... on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:54
Perennial ground covers can protect soil from erosion when corn stover is harvested for silage or biofuel production, but cover species also reduce corn yields. A team of researchers recently examined 35 species of grasses and legumes to determine which of these cover species supported the highest level of corn production.
Researchers from Texas Tech University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service find that irrigating just a portion of a cotton field can produce the most yield and profit when irrigation water is limited. Photo courtesy of Shyam Nair.
Submitted by Sara Uttech on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 15:28
Register by March 8 for the April 19 Fundamentals of Soil Science Exam and the Professional Practice Exam. View the CSSE Page to learn about the exams, the policy on taking the Professional Practice Exam and applying for certification.