Soil Health

Remember that crop residue decisions affect soil life

In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the nex... more »

Nitrogen management key for organic sweet corn

Building up the nitrogen supplying capacity of the soil is key to growing organic sweet corn. With no high analysis, nitrogen fertilizers approved for... more »

Book to guide gardeners on biological soil amendments

Lifelong grower Nigel Palmer's new book will go beyond compost, directing gardeners to look at locally-sourced materials to make mineral and biologica... more »

Montana research for organic lentils gets funding

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a second year of funding in the... more »

USDA responds to lawsuit over hydroponics in organic program

The USDA this month filed a legal reply to a lawsuit over its policy allowing hydroponic grow operations to be certified as organic. The March 2 la... more »

California to give $22M in grants for healthy soil

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected 316 Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Incentives Program projects for grant awards tot... more »

Book details biodynamic grower’s 30 years of no-till practices

Bryan O’Hara once struggled to ramp up pesticide-free vegetable production on a few acres for his livelihood, but after 30 years of labor and learni... more »

Why fiber growing containers are a viable solution

A poll conducted last year by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication revealed that 62% of Americans now believe that, “global warming is c... more »

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