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Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Trevor Knudsen, Jennifer Reeve, and Ruby Ward

emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones

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Mohammed B. Tahboub, William C. Lindemann, and Leigh Murray

Regular additions of organic materials such as animal manures and crop residues are important in maintaining the tilth, fertility, and productivity of soils, protecting them from wind and water erosion and preventing nutrient losses through runoff

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Yuncong Li, Edward Hanlon, George O'Connor, Jianjun Chen, and Maria Silveira

because these composting operations are not expected to have adverse impacts on public health and the environment. Facilities composting only yard waste are eligible for registration and are subject to fewer restrictions regarding processing and

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S. Christopher Marble, Stephen A. Prior, G. Brett Runion, H. Allen Torbert, Charles H. Gilliam, Glenn B. Fain, Jeff L. Sibley, and Patricia R. Knight

ruminant animals, flooded rice fields, biomass burning, and manure management and storage ( Cole et al., 1997 ; Johnson et al., 1993 ; USDA, 2008 ). Nitrous oxide emissions are a direct result of increased use of synthetic fertilizers and production of

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and Soil Science, P.O. Box 42122, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409; 2 Department of Animal and Food Sciences, P.O. Box 42141, Lubbock, TX 79409; 3 Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, P.O. Box 42131, Lubbock, TX 79404

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Bruce W. Wood and Larry J. Grauke

subsequent seed germination and seedling survival as well as the health of animals and humans consuming the nutmeats ( Thomas, 1975 ). Potential ecological role of rare-earth elements in Carya species and speciation. If substitution by REEs occurs in

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Plant Science Building, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7273 Synthetic auxins such as IBA and NAA are commonly applied to promote adventitious rooting in vegetative propagation protocols. However, health hazards are associated with their use

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Bryan K. Sales, David R. Bryla, Kristin M. Trippe, Carolyn F. Scagel, Bernadine C. Strik, and Dan M. Sullivan

, municipal solids, livestock/poultry waste, wastewater/sewage sludge, and biosolids are among the most common feedstocks used for biochar ( Cao and Harris, 2010 ; Gonzaga et al., 2017 ; Lehmann and Joseph, 2009 ). In general, biochars derived from woody

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John Rojas, Julian Quintero, Yhors Ciro, and Javier Silva

Leguminous crops have been used for numerous centuries as a food source for animals and humans ( Brink and Belay, 2006 ). These vines are native from the Americas but they are now cultivated all over the world as a result of their high nutritional

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, School of Human Resources Education and Workforce Development, 142 Old Forestry Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA 70803; 8 LSU AgCenter, Nutrition and Health, 275 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 The process of preparing and submitting an eXtension SCRI proposal