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Delaying vote on California's Delta Tunnels gives estuary hope

The $25 billion California Water Fix proposes to construct several massive underground tunnels that will update California's water infrastructure by diverting more water, making the delivery more reliable and improving environmental...

source: By Megan Martens
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Nitrogen is the most important essential element for crop production because it is required in large amounts and is nearly always the first nutrient that becomes limiting after an ecosystem is converted to cropland. Cereal grains provide about ...

source: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation

In some parts of Africa, farmers intercrop sorghum — a grain — and peanuts. But they face a major information gap. There hasn't been much research on optimal levels of fertilizer use for intercropping sorghum and peanuts in these areas. A new study has filled...

source: American Society of Agronomy via ScienceDaily

A soil scientist from RUDN University (Russia) and his colleagues modeled how the expansion of the boundaries of the city of Moscow would affect the rural landscape in the next 30 years. Scientists came to an unexpected conclusion: urbanization can have a positive impact...

source: RUDN University via Phys.org

Are on-farm water storage reservoirs for crop irrigation economically feasible? The answer, says Dr. Brian Williams, Extension assistant professor of agricultural economics at Mississippi State University: "It depends."

source: Delta Farm Press

The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it for their crops. Water levels in the Ogallala aquifer have been dropping...

source: The Associated Press via ABC News

Six Missouri farms have joined the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a research project aimed at bringing more benefits to famers and the environment. The six have joined crop growers across the Midwest to study ways to improve...

source: Missourinet


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