Soil Health

Researchers explore how biochar affects microbes, trees

Biochar is similar to charcoal and can be added to soil with the goal of improving its quality. It can help increase nutrient and water retention. How... more »

Certis Biologicals debuts nematode-controlling product

Certis Biologicals recently announced the launch of MeloCon LC, a water-dispersible concentrate containing spores from a naturally-occurring soil... more »

No-till grower wins 80 acres’ worth of PhycoTerra

Joe Sperfslage, a no-till grower from Coggin, Iowa, recently won 80 acres of PhycoTerra soil microbial food from Heliae Agriculture, an algal tech com... more »

Perennial grains studied for potential in crop field borders

Planting beneficial plants next to gardens and crop fields large and small has been a standard practice for decades, even centuries. The plants provid... more »

Saturated riparian buffer strips stop farm runoff of most nitrate, study says

A new study suggests we may have more opportunities to protect our waterways. That’s because one system for keeping too many nutrients out of stream... more »

New cover crop research informs plans for groundwater sustainability

Cover crop research conducted by a team of university researchers is now helping to inform and shape policy to implement the Sustainable Groundwater M... more »

Killing time for cover crops? Late-planted rye won’t delay crimping.

Cereal rye as an overwinter cover crop poses a special challenge for organic vegetable growers. Unlike conventional growers who manage cereal rye in t... more »

For Arizona worm farmer Zach Brooks, business is booming and competition is welcome

This livestock won’t require a roundup. They won’t run away – wiggle or dig is the best they can do.  And yet, the waste produced by earthwor... more »

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