New York Soil Health

New York State’s hub for soil health-related networking, research, education, and outreach
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New York Soil Health for Healthy Food, Profitable Farms, and Protection of Natural Resources

Interest in soil health practices such as reducing tillage, planting winter cover crops, and using compost amendments has expanded greatly in recent years, yet constraints to adoption persist. Our project facilitates collaboration among the many on-going efforts across the state to implement research, outreach, and policy solutions to address these constraints.

Soil Health for Apple Orchard Systems (PDF)
Greg Peck, Assistant Professor, Horticulture Section School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

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New York Soil Health farmer survey, initial report.

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Featured Videos: A selection of talks from the July 18 New York Soil Health Summit

NY Soil Health News

Reduced Tillage Field Day Handbook Now Avalaible

A handbook for improving soil health in both organic and conventional vegetable, row crop, and small grain systems is now available at no charge from Cornell Cooperative Extension and partners that made possible a popular field day event that served as the basis for the handbook development.

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Upcoming Events

26 Sep 2018

Farmers Can Help Cool the Planet–a free informational forum

Speakers representing different sectors of our agricultural economy will show how carbon farming is beneficial in our climate and conditions.

27 Sep 2018

Join us on the Cornell University campus for a soil health seminar by Cedric Mason.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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