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Fertilizing tiled fields with manure not any worse for nearby water

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applying manure to a tiled field doesn’t have a negative effect on nearby water – in terms of carbon – when compared to other fertilizer systems, according to a Purdue University study. Using six years of drainage data, Ron Turco and Sylvie Brouder, both professors of agronomy, found that the use […]

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Reviving American chestnuts may mitigate climate change

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere. Douglass Jacobs, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources, found that American chestnuts […]

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Trading carbon credits worth examining, Purdue expert says

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers and landowners could receive extra income from already-existing land management practices by selling carbon credits on the Chicago Climate Exchange, said a Purdue University expert. “Farmers and landowners have an opportunity to sell carbon offset credits into carbon trading markets if they implement certain conservation practices,” said Lenny Farlee, Purdue […]

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Earthworm activity can alter forests’ carbon-carrying capabilities

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in North American forest litter and soils, potentially affecting the amount of carbon stored in forests, according to Purdue University researchers. The Purdue scientists, along with collaborators from the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University, study the habits of earthworms originally brought […]

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