Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment

Wildfires Alter Stream Chemistry for Years

Changes Result in Much Lower Levels of Vital Energy Sources for Organisms Living in Water

Increasing Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Resilience in Dominant Agroecosystems of the Northeast

Climate change is demanding that we find new ways to adapt agricultural systems to remain profitable, curb environmental impacts, and minimize their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.

Incentivizing Feedstock Supply for the Bioeconomy

The emerging cellulosic biofuel and bioproduct industry requires the development of biomass markets where economic and policy challenges need to be overcome for farmers to engage as viable suppliers.

Nebraska Extension Offers Resources to Flood Victims

As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery.

Resource Management in Commercial Greenhouse Production

Across the country, controlled environments make year-round agriculture possible.

Cotton IPM Saves Millions

Integrated pest management (IPM) seeks to reduce risks to people and the environment and economic risks to growers while effectively managing pests.

Canopy Modification for Macadamia Nut Orchards

The University of Hawaii's Alyssa Cho showed that pruning the canopy in macadamia orchards reduces populations of a key pest, felted coccid, by half.

SERS-Based Sensing Platform Detects Contaminants

Fresh produce is increasingly associated with chemical and biological contaminants, such as pesticides and foodborne pathogens.

Wildfires Affect Nitrogen and Water Quality

Forest fires are increasing in frequency and intensity in the western United States. Researchers at the University of California, Davis evaluated the effects of wildfire on the molecular transformation of nitrogen.

Reduced Herbicide Use in Tree Plantations

Oregon State University and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement conducted large-scale experiments to test the effects of herbicides on pollinators and other insects, deer and elk, birds, and plant species.