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Soil temperature at manure application can impact yield

New research by Iowa State University found significant yield reductions when fall manure was applied to soil with temperatures above 50 F.

Genetic research to improve Canadian swine competitiveness

A $1 million grant will allow researchers to validate genomic indicators of disease resilience that can benefit commercial pork producers in the breeding stages.

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Optimizing on-farm sustainable energy projects

The environmental and energy benefits of anaerobic digesters are well-known, but there are still numerous barriers, both economic and technological, to widespread adoption. Now, researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Wisconsin have developed a planning methodology and computer model to help farmers maximize their returns from these projects. » Read more...

Increasing long-term soil carbon storage

Composted manure and other organic amendments can increase the opportunity for long-term soil carbon storage. A recent study from the University of California, Davis, found that there’s “substantial capacity” to store carbon below the top layer. Despite challenges with measuring carbon at these levels, researchers say it’s important to consider the benefits of subsoil dynamics. » Read more...