Research and Technology Briefs Dec 2008
Research & Technology Briefs
By Rachel Doctor
Midwest Cover Crops Council Web Site Introduced
The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) recently introduced a Web site as an educational tool to help expand the knowledge compiled since the group's formation two years ago to farmers and others in agricultural-related fields.
To read the full article, click here.
Visit the MCC Web site, www.mccc.msu.edu/
Ecological Society of America Encourages Ethanol IncentivesThe United States lacks the standards to ensure producing biofuels from cellulose won't cause damage to the environment, according to a recent article published in the journal Science.
The article was in response to an Ecological Society of America workshop this past spring discussing biofuels effects on the environment.
Commercial ethanol production from corn may cause environmental harm without proper management, according to Phil Robertson, Michigan State University professor of soil and crop sciences, and lead author of the article, titled “Sustainable Biofuels Redux.”
Robertson and the Ecological Society of America are encouraging development of policy programs to provide incentives for ethanol producers to follow proper management and use appropriate conservation practices.
To view ESA's position statement on biofuel sustainability, visit: www.esa.org/pao/policyStatements/Statements/biofuel.php
EPA Promotes Safe Drinking Water with New Brochure
The brochure also has an insert that can be used as an activity to identify the best agricultural practices currently in use in the reader's community and to encourage consideration of practices not currently used.
To view a copy of the brochure, click here
About the Writer: Rachel Doctor is the Communications Director of CTIC and Editor of Partners