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Pulses and soils can be 'strategic allies' in forging more sustainable food and agriculture systems, says the FAO.  © iStock/bdspn

'Climate smart' pulses are key to global food security: FAO

By Niamh Michail

'Climate smart' pulses are essential to global food security by delivering high-nutrition protein to people and critical nutrients to soil, said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on World Soil Day. 

USDA soil scientist: Direct-seeding or no-till practices can conserve organic matter and store carbon in the soil

Big interview: Hero Gollany, USDA's Agicultural Research Service

Soil scientist: We can do more to mitigate soil carbon loss

By Maggie Hennessy

Measuring soil carbon levels can be complex, but soil scientists at the USDA have refined calculation methods and developed processes that wheat farmers can use to mitigate loss.

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