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Articles related to agronomy

Browse: Early Beetle Gets the Dung Feature: Living on Thin Air
Soil bacteria can survive lengthy periods without food or water by metabolising hydrogen. How they do this has wider implications for understanding the biology of soils, the chemistry of the atmosphere and the development of artificial catalysts to harness hydrogen as a fuel source.
The sap exuding from Pycnandra acuminata in New Caledonia
Feature: Heavy Metal Farming
Special plants called hyperaccumulators can extract valuable metals from mineralised soils, yielding metallic crops that are more valuable than food grown in soils that are unsuitable for normal agriculture.
conSCIENCE: Myths about Carbon Storage in Soil
Goals of sequestering carbon in agricultural soil ignore the law of diminishing returns.