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Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture

Date: July 26, 2016 Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Civil and environmental engineering professor Praveen Kumar and graduate student Dong Kook Woo published their work in the journal Water Resources Research. "By understanding how long nitrogen stays in the soil and the factors that drive that, we can improve the precision at...

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Mix up plant species to keep soil healthy

Date:July 27, 2016 Source:Lancaster University When it comes to keeping our soil healthy, maintaining plant species diversity is key, according to new research published this week in the journal Ecology Letters. Across the globe, soils are under threat. Due changing land use to feed a growing population, climate change, and contamination of land...

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