The Science of Soil Health: Systems in Agroecology
Regenerative agriculture is rooted in diversity.
Healthy food, clean water, living soils and abundant wildlife are outcomes that the Dakota Lakes Research Farm wants to help producers
No cropping system is drought proof, but there are things that farmers can do to mitigate the effects of a dry year. North Carolina State University's Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton discusses how cover crops affect water dynamics through the life-cycle of the cash crop.
In our “germ-phobic” society today, the role of soil microorganisms is often grossly misunderstood. To many of us, the only good bug is a dead bug. But in this “Science of Soil Health” video vignette, Dr. Kris Nichols, USDA-ARS in Mandan, North Dakota, discusses why—when it comes to soil health—we need to change our thinking about microorganisms. Watch the short video.
The Science of Soil Health video: Measuring the impact of improving soil health
There’s an old adage that says “What you cannot measure, you cannot manage.” But, what if you could accurately measure all of the nitrogen in your soils? In this first in a series of “The Science of Soil Health” videos, film maker and researcher Buz Kloot visits Dr. Rick Haney in Temple, TX to talk about his breakthrough research in this area. Watch the video.
Corn & Soybean Digest: Healthier soil can reduce nitrogen costs, offer drought tolerance
It all started by fixing tile about 15 years ago. Dan DeSutter was working in a Purdue ryegrass demonstration plot on his Attica, Ind., farm. While digging a trench and repairing the tile, he noticed what the ryegrass roots had done for the soil. Read more in this story by Elise Brown and hear from Dan directly in this short video “Profile in Soil Health.” Watch the video.