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By contrast, annual grains can lose five times as much water as perennial crops and 35 times as much nitrate, a valuable plant nutrient that can migrate from fields to pollute drinking water and create “dead zones” in surface waters

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It is envisaged that the belt would go through 11 countries from east to west. The trees should be "drought-adapted species", preferably native to the areas planted, the Great Green Wall website says, listing 37 suitable species.

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The key point is that the necessary resource is available today and farmers with equipment are also available. No one else is at all. The only other possible option is to build berms which do not trap the oil but prevent further penetration only.

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The researchers found that when the spit of the tuber moth caterpillar gets into a tuber, all the other tubers of the plant grow bigger, said co-author Andre Kessler, Cornell assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

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The two input systems consisted of a three-year rotation of corn-soybean/small grain/red clover and a four-year rotation of corn-soybean-small grain/alfalfa-alfalfa. Between 2003 and 2008, nitrogen fertilizer inputs in the 3-year rotation decreased 6