SoilMate’s Weekly News Digest #28

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Scientists have developed a more sustainable way of producing fertilizers.

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Recent innovations in turning agricultural waste into biofuels.

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Lignocellulosic biomass consists of four different categories — agricultural residues, solid wood, softwood, and grass. This biomass is usually untreated and recycled, which can pollute the environment and cause environmental stress. Waste from fields and waste from processing are two types of agricultural waste. Field waste is present after harvest and includes stems, leaves, and stems, and post-plant waste includes seeds, peels, husks. Such substances as methane, carbohydrates, enzymes, amino acids can be obtained from lignocellulose wastes. In addition, lignocellulosic materials are CO2-neutral because CO2 from biomass does not add any additional carbon to the carbon cycle.

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Resistance to herbicides is no longer a black box for scientists.

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Research: Measuring nitrogen in cover crops

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AI-powered automation tool for collecting analytics data from agricultural fields all around the world!