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

Posted by Andrew McGuire | May 5, 2022
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…

The Basics of Carbon Markets and Trends: Something to Keep an Eye On

Posted by Karen Hills | April 20, 2022
The ability to store carbon in soils—to sequester carbon—has been receiving increased attention lately, including on Recent posts included articles about potential for croplands…

Soil Health Shorts | Do soil health indicators indicate soil health?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | April 13, 2022
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,…

Reservoirs Store and Release More Than Just Water

Posted by Aaron Whittemore | April 5, 2022
Reservoirs are common infrastructure across the globe, with myriad benefits and costs attached.

“To Be or Not to Be…” Considerations at the Intersection of Breeding Apples and Climate Change

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | March 29, 2022
I recently had some highly educational and thought-provoking conversations with Kate Evans, Professor of the Department of Horticulture and director of the Pome (apple and…

2022 BIOAg Award Announcement

Posted by Katie Doonan | March 16, 2022
The Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) Program is an integral part of CSANR’s mission to promote innovative and applicable research into sustainable agriculture.

A Cornucopia of Opportunities for Domestic Produce

Posted by David Gustafson | February 22, 2022
Most of our moms urged us to “eat our fruits and vegetables,” and multiple studies confirm this motherly advice. For instance, the U.S. National Institutes…

Climate Analogs for Specialty Crops: See the Future Now

Posted by David Gustafson | February 1, 2022
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” So said Yogi Berra, repeating a version of the apparently Danish proverb whose origins have been…

Extreme Adaptation: Navigating the Troubled Waters of the ‘New Normal’

Posted by David Gustafson | December 21, 2021
Water. H-2-O. It’s the dominant molecule of our lives. We are 60% water (on average). Life as we know it is only possible because our…

Building Better Biochar Breakthroughs: A Roadmap for Biochar Research

Posted by Embrey Bronstad | December 14, 2021
What is the first thing you think when you hear “Black Gold”? Is it the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies? A baritone “Texas Tea”?…
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