Big food companies want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer, but the best-known program to accomplish this may not have much effect.
Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer.
A record-setting "dead zone," where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive, has appeared this summer. One major cause is pollution from farms.
In an effort to save irreplaceable varieties from disease and other threats, plant cuttings are being plunged into liquid nitrogen for later revival.
To enjoy the seductive perfume of the season’s first strawberries for more than a week or two, I like to freeze them.
The plan is to help farmers adopt practices that reduce the amount of nitrates getting into the groundwater and implementing more efficient irrigation methods.
New satellite images reveal that few Midwestern farmers are planting cover crops. In Maryland, though, farmers are doing it, thanks to hefty subsidies.
Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.
Environmentalists argued the EPA should establish maximum levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, and then have a means to penalize states that exceed those amounts.
A proposal that would jumpstart the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment.
Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.
Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.
Three of the world’s largest facilities are scheduled to come on stream in the next year to produce a variety of nitrogen products.
Bringing monitoring technology to farmer’s fields means the farmer instantly knows how much fertilizer that area needs. They can then avoid applying too much.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.
What have you always wanted to know about composting but didn't know who to ask? Two Master Composters are here with some answers.
Ferrol Johnson doesn’t mince words when talking about the difficulties of growing food in clay soil. He offers tips for being successful next spring.
The growing season is winding down and the days are growing shorter. Just when you thought your work was over, your garden still needs your attention.