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Boutique Biochars: Exploring Engineering Strategies to Increase Phosphate Adsorption

Biochar is produced by pyrolysis of woody (technically, lignocellulosic) materials. By controlling the conditions under which it is produced, researchers can engineer biochar to be more effective for particular purposes…
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Check it out: Engagement as a Path Towards Greater Resilience to Climate Change

Our most recently published case study on resilience to climate change describes Brenda and Tony Richards’ family cow-calf operation in Murphy, Idaho. Over the last few years at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural…
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MAXIMIZE and minimize; Two Principles for Managing Soil Health.

Soil health management can be distilled to two principles: Maximize photosynthesis & minimize tillage. These are principles; they do not tell you what practices you should use but rather, what the practices you choose to implement should provide…
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Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Packed with tools, resources, and the most current research, this book supports farmers as they make decisions relating to productivity, resilience, and their bottom lines.

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