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Concentrate Organic Matter at Surface to Improve Soils

tilling the field

Organic matter is the key to soil quality, but building soil organic matter levels can be slow and expensive. There is an alternative. Research shows (Franzluebbers, 2002) many soil functions improve when organic matter is concentrated in the top 2-3″

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The Promise of GMOs: Conservation Tillage

A no-till system with young corn plants growing in wheat residues. Photo by CIMMYT via Flickr.

This is a part of the series The Promise of GMOs. Do GMOs live up to the promises of the biotech industry? In the case of increasing conservation tillage, there is data to back up industry claims.

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Misuse Of A Vietnam Era Tragedy

Mark Twain once said, “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  There was a perfect example of that last month.  The Center for Food Safety (CFS) spread the term, “Agent

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