Overfertilising corn undermines ethanol

Science Centric: Rice University scientists and their colleagues have found that when growing corn crops for ethanol, more means less. A new paper in today's online edition of the American Chemical Society's journal Environmental Science and Technology shows how farmers can save money on fertiliser while they improve their production of feedstock for ethanol and alleviate damage to the environment. The research has implications for an industry that has grown dramatically in recent years to satisfy America's......

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