Soil and Crop Sciences News

CALS News, Spotlights, Field Notes and FutureCasts of interest to the Soil and Crop Sciences Section community in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

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Maps reveal biochar’s potential for mitigating climate change

New maps, made from a global dataset of crop residues, reveal areas where biochar may be sustainably produced, offering a path to lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Climate Change
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A new paper shows that promised yield increases at a global scale from increasing organic carbon in soils would be negligible with current technologies and optimal management practices.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
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A survey of farmers in four Northeast states, including New York, found that incentive payments encouraged participants to plant twice as many acres of cover crops as they did prior to receiving funds – a change that can both improve their farms...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
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Painter Kirsten Kurtz, MS ’21, manages CALS’ soil health lab—and turns leftover samples into works of art
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
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More than 140 farmers, educators, consultants and researchers viewed the latest Cornell grain and forage crop research at 2023 Musgrave Research Farm Field Day in Aurora, N.Y., August 3. “As leaders in agriculture research, it’s really important...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Musgrave Research Farm
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