Soil Health

WSU free webinar series on soil health coming Jan. 11-14

Learn about soil health testing, carbon cycling, cover cropping in arid climates, soil health for pathogen and pest suppression, stress and mental hea... more »

Mexican corn variety studied for its ability to use N in the air

Plants need nitrogen to grow. Although the majority of earth’s atmosphere is made up of nitrogen, plants cannot access this form of nitrogen. Instea... more »

Miraflora’s Colorado hemp farm gets organic certification

Hemp extract company Miraflora recently received USDA organic certification for its 160-acre farm in Boulder County, Colorado. Miraflora CEO Christ... more »

USDA research seeks prediction, prevention of soil erosion

“Dirt cheap” – it’s an old saying, but hardly accurate. The fact is, the United States loses about $44 billion each year from soil erosion. Th... more »

Danone soil health program expands to include 28K organic acres

Food and beverages powerhouse Danone North America continues to expand its regenerative farming program. Now completing its third year, the researc... more »

5 tips to go from no-till-curious to no-till farmer

Reduced erosion. Saved time and fuel. Improved nutrient cycling, soil moisture, and resiliency in the face of drought. You likely already know the pot... more »

Keeping soils fit for food farming

Soil health sounds simple but it’s based on soil organic matter and the processes affecting soil organic matter are complicated with many interrelat... more »

Multiyear rotation in high tunnels curbs soil pathogens

Tomatoes are the high revenue crop in high tunnels but growing tomatoes after tomatoes can build up soil pathogens and affect soil fertility. Carefull... more »

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