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Fall Harvest

Organic farmers expected to harvest record acres in 2019

        SILVER SPRING, Md. — Organic commodity farmers will harvest a record number of acres across the United States this year despite the weather and trade challenges plaguing agriculture in 2019.According to the Annual Acreage Report, recently released by...

Bowman reflects on 17 years of deer research at UD

        NEWARK, Del. — When Jake Bowman came to the University of Delaware 17 years ago after getting his doctorate from Mississippi State University, he encountered a problem with regards to deer research that he had never experienced before. Not...

Tools tell the tale with soil carbon data

        ALBERTA, Can. — A person is only as good as his or her tools. In the case of soil scientists, they are only as good as the tools and methods they use. And when it comes to estimating soil organic carbon stocks, new research shows not all...

Spraying beneficial bacteria raises yield, sustainability

        MADISON, Wis. — Soybean is rich in protein, which is great for the humans and animals eating it. But this high protein content comes at a cost. To make protein, soybean plants need a lot of nitrogen. The plants get some of the nitrogen they...

Soy natural: Genetic resistance against aphids

        MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A tiny pest can cause huge losses to soybean farmers. Several top soybean producing states in the United States are in the Upper Midwest. In these states, the soybean aphid is a damaging pest. Each year, soybean aphids...

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