Soil Health

Research touches on building better organic seed coatings, grafting

A group of U.S. researchers is exploring the science of seeds, and the research is already yielding insights into potential seed coatings for organic ... more »

Organic fertilizer sales growth expected in lawn and garden markets

Through 2024, demand gains for fertilizers – the largest segment in the $9 billion U.S. lawn and garden consumable market – will be supported pr... more »

Dairy, row crops and produce a circle of sustainability at Oregon organic farm

Keeping its environmental impact as low as possible through sustainable practices is a key part of Threemile Canyon Farms’ recipe for success. Fo... more »

Washington State University to hold organic no-till symposium

Washington State University Extension and Oregon Tilth will hold a Zoom virtual symposium on no-till agriculture Feb. 24-25, 2021. Extension invite... more »

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 »

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