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Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test Measures Microbial Nitrogen
Contrary to the prevailing view, cereal crops derive the majority of their nitrogen from the soil, not fertilizer. View News Article (2009-05-12)


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)


Helping the NRC Look Below the Surface
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are helping U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts model the movement of radioactive materials in the soil. Their findings can be used to fine-tune the risk assessment studies that are an essential component in the development of commercial nuclear facilities.  View News Article (2010-04-26)


Understanding plant-soil interaction could lead to new ways to combat weeds
Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms. View News Article (2014-03-26)


Digging deep for ways to curb ammonia emissions
Dairy farmers can greatly reduce ammonia emissions from their production facilities by injecting liquid manure into crop fields below the soil surface. View News Article (2010-09-29)


Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug off radiation
Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil - legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. View News Article (2010-12-09)


Pulp friction cleans up 'Brockovich' chemical
A byproduct of the manufacture of pulp using the sulfite process for making paper, sodium lignosulfonate, can be used to immobilize and soak up toxic chromium compounds from soil and water, according to research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development. View News Article (2013-10-11)


Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug off radiation
Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil - legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine.  View News Article (2010-09-16)


Agricultural soil erosion not contributing to global warming, study shows
Agricultural soil erosion is not a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, according to research published online in Science. View News Article (2007-10-26)


Study shows no-till's benefits for Pacific Northwest wheat growers
Wheat farmers in eastern Oregon and Washington who use no-till production systems can substantially stem soil erosion and enhance efforts to protect water quality, according to research by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.  View News Article (2011-03-09)

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