Evolutionary Map Could Help Farmers Eliminate Fertilizer
New research offers hope for prodding corn, wheat, and rice into a partnership with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Is There a Solution to America's Obsession With Lawn Care?
Irrigation and fertilization use varies across and even within cities. Sustainable management plans must rely on a more targeted approach.
Resuscitating Coastal Dead Zones Starts Far From Shore
Grace S. Brush, the foremost ecological historian of Chesapeake Bay, America's largest estuary, examines the historical connections between land use, nitrogen and coastal dead zones.