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Why Hasn’t Biological Nitrogen Fixation Fixed Nitrogen Scarcity in the World?

Most environments are limited by the lack of nitrogen. This explains why the world stays green and why it pays to follow the nitrogen. But why is this so?
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The Basics of Carbon Markets and Trends: Something to Keep an Eye On

The ability to store carbon in soils—to sequester carbon—has been receiving increased attention lately, including on AgClimate.net. Recent posts included articles about potential for croplands in the inland Pacific Northwest to sequester carbon and an article on the emerging carbon markets and their relevance for fruit and vegetable producers.
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Soil Health Shorts | Do soil health indicators indicate soil health?

There is a problem with how soil health indicators are being developed. We start with farmers using soil health practices, for instance, no-till, crop rotation, cover crops, and application of manure or compost. Then we look for…
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Book cover titled Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest EM108 Washington State University ExtensionNOW AVAILABLE

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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