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Buried Carbon, Hidden Microbes

What happens when living organisms die? They decompose. The basics of the life cycle are well known to most people. In the terrestrial carbon cycle, plants use photosynthesis to harvest energy from the sun and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, storing them as carbon-rich materials in their tissues.
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[Webinar] Managing Crop Residue Decomposition — Turning Trash Into A Treasure

Dan Coffin, certified professional agronomist and consultant with Soil & Plant Nutritional Concepts, helps no-tillers understand the factors that may be hindering their efforts to breakdown residue efficiently and offer up techniques and practices to gain all the benefits available from crop residue. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Evaluating Vertical Tillage Tools

Vertical tillage tools are gaining in popularity in Pennsylvania as well as other parts of the country, says Sjoerd Duiker of Penn State University.
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