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A no-till field. Credit: Indiana University A new IUPUI study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate.
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Incorporating crop rotations, whether in conventional or conservation agriculture tillage systems, could help boost maize yields, according to a study in Malawi. If maize is alternated with legumes, soil fertility is improved because legumes fix nitrogen in the soil, This calls for farmers to adopt conservation agriculture because, among others, it improves soil structure, water […]
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Image Credit: http://tedxnavesink.com/ It seems farming is undergoing a revolution that could excite the imaginations of a new young generation, including techies. Caleb Harper has started work on an open source food computer with very exciting potential, opening a world of possibilities.