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Improving Swine Waste Fertilizer
Swine production generates large amounts of waste. While this waste contains nutrients that may serve as fertilizer when applied to agricultural fields, the ratio of nutrients in the waste is different than what a crop requires. View News Article (2008-07-09)


Milking the pigeon: extracting the mechanisms involved
Production of crop milk, a secretion from the crops of parent birds, is rare among birds and, apart from pigeons, is only found in flamingos and male emperor penguins.  View News Article (2011-09-19)


High tunnel, open-field production systems compared for lettuce, tomato
In the mild coastal climate of western Washington, agricultural growers are learning more about the advantages of growing popular fresh-market vegetables in high tunnel production systems. View News Article (2013-11-19)


Corn Yield Stability Varies with Rotations, Fertility
Understanding temporal variability in crop yields has implications for sustainable crop production, particularly since greater fluxes in crop yields are projected with global climate change. View News Article (2009-07-22)


Wild weather forces farmers to adapt
Around the world, extreme climatic conditions are forcing farmers to rethink current cropping system strategies. To maximize crop production in the face of variable temperatures and precipitation, scientists say farmers may want to adopt a system in which crop sequencing decisions are based upon weather patterns and management goals each year. View News Article (2007-07-30)


Organic corn: Increasing rotation complexity increases yields
While demand for organic meat and milk is increasing by about 20% per year in the United States, almost all organic grain and forage to support these industries in the mid-Atlantic region is imported from other regions. To meet this demand locally, area farmers need information on expected crop yields and effective management options. View News Article (2008-05-29)


Energy crops impact environmental quality
Crop residues, perennial warm season grasses, and short-rotation woody crops are potential biomass sources for cellulosic ethanol production. View News Article (2010-04-05)


Can biofuels be sustainable?
With oil prices skyrocketing, the search is on for efficient and sustainable biofuels. Research published this month in Agronomy Journal examines one biofuel crop contender: corn stover.  View News Article (2008-08-20)


Great Plains' historical stability vulnerable to future changes
A survey of long-term trends in population, farm income, and crop production in the agricultural Great Plains concludes that threats to society and the environment are counterbalanced by "surprising stability" and the potential for short- and medium-term sustainability. View News Article (2007-10-01)


Ethanol Production Could Jeopardize Soil Productivity
There is growing interest in using crop residues as the feedstock of choice for the production of cellulosic-based ethanol because of the more favorable energy output relative to grain-based ethanol. View News Article (2009-06-03)

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