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Drug-resistant fungus could be lurking in your compost, but you can reduce the risk
Your compost could be dangerous if you're not caring for it properly.
Understanding plant biological clocks could boost future agriculture
Plants have their cycles, too—and knowing them could bring down how much water, fertilizer, and herbicide we use.
Five surprising ways people have used (and are still using) bones
Life after death.
At the height of the Peruvian guano boom, people mined poop instead of gold
Excerpt: Wild at Heart
How to brew worm tea
For fertilizer, not drinking.
The bionic leaf seems poised to lead a fertilizer revolution
A lucky four leaf clover
Fertilizer has saved billions of lives, but it also has a dark side
Excerpt: Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
Whirlpool wants you to trash your old composting methods and buy a fancy food recycler
We sort through the garbage heap
A New Source of Energy In Maryland: Chicken Manure
Turning waste into power
New Chemical Trick To Make Fertilizer That Won’t Explode
It turns out another industry's trash is fertilizer's lifesaver.