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What is the nutrient value of lost organic matter by erosion?

The loss of organic matter and its nutrient value by erosion has significant effect on both the long-term sustainability of the soil nutrient pool and soil productivity. Nutrient availability in the soil to plants is inherently linked to the soil organic matter pool that is replenished through plant-animal-soil-atmosphere interactions, creating different pools of organic matter. […]

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Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

Gabe Brown is in such demand as a speaker that for every invitation he accepts, he turns down 10 more. At conferences, like the one held here at a Best Western hotel recently, people line up to seek his advice. Read more  

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N management guidelines for corn in Indiana

Nitrogen fertilizer costs continue to be one of the most expensive variable production costs for corn. Applying “more than enough N” is no longer cheap “insurance” as it once was many years ago.

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Scientists can analyze plants’ health with Google Glass app

Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have developed a Google Glass app that, when paired with a handheld device, enables the wearer to quickly analyze the health of a plant without damaging it.

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