Soil Science - Researchers at Federal University Have Reported New Data on Soil Science
2013 MAY 16 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Soil Science. According to news reporting originating from Porto Alegre, Brazil, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Increases in carbon (C) input and stabilization are key processes to turn soils into sinks of atmospheric CO2-C and help mitigating global warming. We hypothesized (i) that C sequestration in no-tillage soil is further enhanced by high input cropping systems and (ii) that the sequestered C is stored mainly in the mineral associated fraction. ...read more
Soil Science - Investigators from Institute for Biology Research Zero in on Soil Science
2013 MAY 16 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- Research findings on Soil Science are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Syktyvkar, Russia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The specific features of the formation of soils and soil-like bodies on technogenic substrates in Vorkuta-a polar city specializing in coal mining-are characterized. According to the new Russian soil classification system, these soils are classified as urbanozems (urban soils) and constructozems (soil-like bodies constructed by humans); the latter are subdivided into recreazems (soil-like bodies of recreation zones) and replantozems (soil-like bodies of reclaimed urban areas with planted vegetation). ...read more
Soil Science - Studies Conducted at Iowa State University on Soil Science Recently Reported
2013 MAY 16 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- Researchers detail new data in Soil Science. According to news reporting from Ames, Iowa, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A great deal of research has been conducted to evaluate transgenic Bt maize (Zea mays L) effect on soil organisms and residue decomposition, but the effects of management practices, such as tillage and N applications have not been fully studied. The objective of this study was to examine the decomposition rate of genetically modified Bt maize residue compared to near isogenic non-Bt maize residue under different tillage and N rates in field and laboratory studies. ...read more
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