Climate


Researcher Samuel Haruna taking soil samples
November 08, 2017

Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is...

Two scientists among mangrove roots assess soil
November 01, 2017

Did you know carbon comes in blue?

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Arkansas rice paddy with eddy covariance tower
September 06, 2017

The Lower Mississippi River Basin’s Delta region lies mainly in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It is a fertile area that produces...

Semi-leafless pea after a hot summer
August 23, 2017

Farmers across the world produce between 10 and 13 million tons of field pea every year. That makes it a top legume crop, just behind dry beans...

Biochar formerly used to cover manure
August 09, 2017

Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil...

July 12, 2017

Are you a farmer who wants to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? There’s an app for that.

Applying fluorescent dye before rain storm to help trace water's path
June 28, 2017

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye...

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...