Friday, September 28, 2012

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ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
September 28, 2012

Managing soil copper:
Getting a head start on stopping soil copper buildup will now be a bit easier, thanks to studies by USDA scientists. This research could help Pacific Northwest farmers develop long-term irrigation management strategies to protect crops from potentially dangerous soil copper levels. (9/24)

Napiergrass: A potential biofuel crop:
A grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet its future energy needs, according to a USDA scientist. Researchers found that napiergrass could be a viable biofuel crop in the Southeast's southern tier. (9/27)

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