Study: Cover Crops Help Mitigate Farmer Losses
Results suggest cover crops can keep soil drier and healthier, allowing Midwestern farmers to plant cash crops after flooding.
No-Till Farming Study Shows Benefit to Midwestern Land Values
Analysis quantifies monetary land value benefits of environmentally friendly practice.
New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability
A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant.
Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss
Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows.
Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields
Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop – rice.
Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing
Bad news or good news? Black sludge grows in water-treatment plant, but can it be used to clean up metal pollutants?
Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels
Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.