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8/16/2017

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 replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to...

3/8/2017

Montreal: Famous for its churches, carriage rides…and urban agriculture.

Yes, urban agriculture. Montrealers have cultivated not only a love for food, but also a love for food grown...

12/7/2016

The Earth’s critical zone isn’t called critical for nothing. Known as our planet’s outer skin, it is essential for human survival.

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5/18/2016

On the South Side of Chicago, East 87th Street ends in a gentle curve more suited to a suburban neighborhood than a gritty industrial area. A few steps further and you’re at Lake Michigan...

2/3/2016

Ah, soft, smooth cotton. We love it in our sheets, our tablecloths, and luxurious cotton shirts. But did you know that different cotton species can grow as rugged trees in Australia or Central...

9/16/2015

College courses with active learning are common in subjects like physics and chemistry. The hands-on aspect of lab work creates a memorable, practical experience. But can it work elsewhere? By...

2/23/2015

Recent research in Mexico suggests rotating the use of a local cover crop can improve soil fertility and yields of maize (corn) harvests.

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12/18/2014

Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Pat Lynch was the first mentor to John Heard, winner of 2014’s International CCA of the Year Award. Pat worked with Heard’s father, Dick, and helped get...

12/9/2014

Five years ago, François Korn was sitting in a board meeting of the Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) when talk turned to exactly how many seed and...

10/31/2014

It has been said that plant breeding is both a science and an art. If that is the case, those who know and have worked with ASA and CSSA Fellow Sanjaya Rajaram see him as both a persistent, hard-...