A number of forces are currently shaping and threatening the rural landscape around the world. First is continuing population growth. By 2050, the world’s population will grow from 6.8 billion […]
Precision agriculture integrates information technology and data to improve agricultural production decisions that enhance farm profitability and deliver environmental benefits Much of the promise of this technology depends on soils […]
Improving nutrient management is one of the many challenges facing U.S. agriculture. The Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone—which is linked, in part, to nutrient run-off from cropland in the Mississippi […]
Click here to read an article co-authored by Doug Lawrence in Choices magazine on collecting and using data to shape conservation programs.
Irrigation efficiency improvement projects have been implemented around the world with the expectation that improved irrigation efficiency would lead to increases in stream flows or groundwater supplies. Instead, the projects […]
Agricultural production is driven by weather. More to the point, from Boone County, Iowa, to Sub-Saharan Africa, crop yields depend on the timing and amount of rainfall and, more specifically, […]
In 2009, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released the report, Land Grab or Development Opportunity? Agricultural Investment and International Land Deals in Africa. The report was driven […]
As the world gears-up to meet the needs of feeding nine billion people in 2050, a number of barriers need to be addressed. Among these barriers are inadequate crop yields, […]