Climate


Researchers prepare for experiments for improved cowpea drought tolerance
May 10, 2017

Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants....

moldboard plowing on compact Danish soil
May 03, 2017

When you are tired or hungry, you’re not as productive. You may need to rest or eat. If you push yourself too far, you may get ill.

Canola field
February 22, 2017

When deciding what crops to grow during a season, growers look at several factors. Do the crops have a good yield in their area? Does the area...

Collecting greenhouse gas samples from turf
February 08, 2017

Cranking up the lawn mower on a Saturday afternoon may be a child’s most dreaded chore. But little does he or she know that it also affects...

Collecting soil sample in a bottomland wetland forest, Mississippi Valley.
January 18, 2017

Huckleberry Finn wouldn’t recognize today’s lower Mississippi River. Massive walls separate the river from low-lying lands along the...

Collecting soil carbon data in field, New South Wales
January 11, 2017

The hottest months. The snowiest winters. Catastrophic floods and droughts.

Drought tolerant wheat under portable rainout shelter
December 14, 2016

In many parts of the world, lack of sufficient water makes it difficult – or impossible – to grow...

Corn rows in Minnesota test plot
November 30, 2016

Corn farmers in Minnesota and across the northern Corn Belt often must plant in cold, damp spring soils that can slow early season growth. This...

Researchers clean up edges of divided cowpea plot
September 14, 2016

Plant scientist Ann Bybee-Finley says her first field experiment was humbling. ”I felt like a very small scientist in a very big world,...

Cowpeas, also known as black-eyed peas, growing in garden
August 31, 2016

Available cropland, and the growing season, is limited. Strained soils are in need of...