Scientists fight to restore the world’s soil – Florida News Times

Dirty Problem: Scientists Fight to Restorate the World's Soil

Intensification of agriculture has increased food production, but has caused havoc in the soil. Maintaining agriculture for the future depends on our ability to fix it.Credit: Murdoch University On a rural farm in Bangladesh, Sonatan holds a special blessing ceremony for his life-changing small and cheap tractor. It was an amazing few years for a […]

Come winter, artificial intelligence equipped Saathi to guard, treat crops

Come winter, artificial intelligence equipped Saathi to guard, treat crops

Come winter this year, robots will be guarding tomato and potato crops from insects, birds and viruses, analyse the soil and spray insecticides in a targeted area at the CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. Developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the robots can navigate through agricultural fields to help […]

Liming soil can boost crop production by 25pc in Barind area

BSS | Published: August 01, 2021 16:35:44 Soil management with liming and organic matter can be the best ways of boosting crop yield by 25 per cent on an average in the high Barind area because most of its lands have turned into acidic at present hampering crop production badly. “Acid soils are a major agricultural […]

Soil health proposals garner mixed support in Minnesota Legislature | West Central Tribune

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During the 2021 legislative session, activists pushed a pair of ambitious soil health initiatives. One, incorporated into the environmental omnibus bill and before the Minnesota House’s Environmental Committee; the second as a potential provision of the Legacy Committee in the Minnesota Senate. These initiatives are sweeping, with the goal to invest millions of dollars in […]

The secret to better soil is donkey dung

The secret to better soil is donkey dung

For Tiffany Traverse, the next two growing seasons will be busy studying beans, oats — and lots of dung. The Peace Country farmer is collaborating with two federal soil scientists to study how different kinds of manure can enhance the region’s clay-filled soil. But unlike most government research, which focuses on large-scale farming, the project […]

One killed as tractor overturns while illegally moving soil from Rajshahi University

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A youth was killed as a soil-carrying tractor overturned in Chouddopai area in Rajshahi city early today. The tractor was illegally moving soil dug up from Rajshahi University (RU) campus, Sub-inspector of Motihar Police Station Imran Hossain told The Daily Star. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The deceased was […]

Pond Excavation Project at RU: Contractors take away soil as authorities nonchalant

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Local contractors illegally sold a huge amount of soil dug up from Rajshahi University land, defying order of the authorities. However, the RU administration has not taken any effective steps against it. University sources said following a tender in March 2020, RU agriculture project authority leased out 10 bighas of land for four years to […]

India’s first digital soil map to help agriculture immensely – The Federal

India’s first digital soil map to help agriculture immensely - The Federal

Scientists say such a map will assist in predicting soil properties even for those regions for which field data is not available Unlike traditional soil maps that rely exclusively on field surveys and laboratory data, digital soil maps combine field and laboratory data with geographical and environmental information. Pic: Pixabay Using data collected over the […]

Ag-Analytics, Deveron partner to offer soil testing solutions

Ag-Analytics, Deveron partner to offer soil testing solutions

Ag-Analytics and Deveron Corporation are partnering to deliver a comprehensive soil testing and fertility recommendation service at competitive prices. The Soil Testing Service will enable farmers to save both time and money when managing soil fertility. The service offers myriad packages that cover the soil testing process from start to finish. Options include soil sample collection by a […]

Illegal soil mining is Feni’s biggest challenge

Illegal soil mining is Feni's biggest challenge

Illegal soil extraction continues unabated in two upazilas of Feni district — Sadar and Shonagazi — posing serious threat to farmlands in the vicinity, despite nation-wide restrictions on the practice. Residents of several villages in these two upazilas are worried over the plunder of soil and claim that their repeated complaints to the authorities concerned […]