Synthetic fertiliser prices have shot up amid the war in Ukraine. Could organic fertilisers provide a worthy alternative?
From capillary forces to sand grain shape, the simple mix of sand and water hides the complexity within.
Storms and flash floods often follow a heatwave.
The Agricultural Internet of Things is making farming more efficient. An information technology expert describes some of the challenges of working with sensors and antennas underground.
Algorithms can help determine what farm inputs and policies can boost food production.
Really, how productive is the average home vegetable garden – and will it leave you hungry? It largely depends on space, soil and gardening skills.
There is a growing interest in planting small trees in urban areas. However, large trees have significant advantages.
Up to 42,000 tonnes a year of microplastics are removed from sewage, spread on fields as fertiliser and eventually wash back into watercourses.
Potting soils are helping plant seeds travel. Is it benign or harmful?
Whether a combine harvester or a Diplodocus is the cause, compacted soils are a big problem.
Ground is collapsing and massive lakes are draining in a matter of days. Thawing permafrost is having profound effects on the region and its infrastructure.
Plants communicate with the fungi on their roots, but the effects on the ecosystem of deliberately adding fungi as a fertilizer are unknown — and might be harmful.
Soil health is at the heart of new government plans for farm payments with policies to increase soil organic matter and promote winter cover.
As governments and corporations pledge to help the planet by planting trillions of trees, a new study spotlights an effective, low-cost alternative: letting tropical forests regrow naturally.
The global community must understand the importance of soil in order to protect it.
Nature-based solutions can help us sustainably tackle climate disasters - but to do that, they urgently need policy support.
The Centers for Disease Control has announced a new, stricter standard for lead poisoning in children, which will more than double the number of kids considered to have high blood lead levels.
Yes, trees and soils can absorb and store carbon, but the carbon doesn’t stay stored forever. That’s one of the problems with how net-zero plans for the climate are being designed.
If we want to reduce carbon emissions and preserve planetary ecosystems, we need to protect our soils.
An atmospheric scientist and sailplane pilot describes why large areas of burned land can produce clouds and rainstorms.