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Global meta-analysis quantifies benefits of cover crop use

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After analyzing hundreds of studies, researchers at Indiana University’s School of Science found that cover crops increase crop yield by 2.6% globally.  Yu Peng, a Ph.D. student who led the study plans to work with Indiana farmers to encourage widespread adoption of cover crops.

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May is National Water Safety Month. Professor William Ramos is an associate professor in the Department of Health & Wellness Design, as well as the director of the Aquatics Institute at IU Bloomington. He is also a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, ZAC Foundation and U.S. National Water Safety Action Planning Committee. His research agenda focuses on how engaging with aquatic environments impacts the human experience and ultimately quality of life through examining factors, including drowning prevention, water safety, management and service delivery, physical activity, recreational water illnesses, and general affordance/access issues.

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IU experts are ready to talk about Russia’s war in Ukraine

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine. IU political scientists, historians and economists are available to discuss the impact of the ongoing war.

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