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Digging Deep for New Irrigation Methods

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Jan. 13, 2020

Irrigation is essential to increase food production. However, competing needs and increasing drought makes water for irrigation scarce. Therefore, new methods and strategies are continuously being tested by scientists to improve food production, accompanied by better water use efficiency. This ...

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Advances in Phytoremediation

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Jan. 7, 2020

Phytoremediation has many proponents to treat widespread chemical contaminants in soil, water, and air. It is low-cost, eco-friendly, and doesn’t require complicated technology and infrastructure. As it is a new branch of science, it is necessary to understand the processes ...

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The Dirt on Soil Carbon Formation During Afforestation

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Jan. 2, 2020

Soil carbon is the second-largest carbon sink in the world, and it is currently in focus during these times of accelerating climate change brought about by human activities. Very little is known on the patterns of carbon accumulation in the ...

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Irrigating with Saline or Seawater

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Dec. 20, 2019

Currently, agriculture uses seventy percent of the freshwaters, globally. Available freshwater sources will not be enough to increase food production to feed growing populations in the coming decades. Therefore, there is a concerted effort to grow crops with seawater. Hence, ...

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Detecting Salinity Stress in Crops

Posted by: Jamie Fuller
Dec. 17, 2019

Salinity inhibits growth and development in crops. Due to the extent of damage salinity causes to agriculture, it is identified as a major threat to food production. Therefore, practices to deal with the effects of salinity on crops are receiving ...

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