New York Soil Health

New York State’s hub for soil health-related networking, research, education, and outreach
Soil Health News2019 New York Soil Health Roadmap

New York Soil Health for Healthy Food, Profitable Farms, and Protection of Natural Resources

Interest in soil health practices such as reducing tillage, planting cover crops, and using organic amendments has expanded greatly in recent years, yet barriers 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 barriers to adoption.

Managing for Healthier Soils and Cleaner Water

Jim Hershey, President, Pennsylvania No Till Alliance

This seminar was a part of Empire Farm Days in New York in August 2019 at the Soil Health Center sponsored by the New York State Interagency Soil Health Working Group and New York Soil Health Initiative.


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Soil health and greenhouse gases, research from Wightman and Woodbury. 

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Featured Videos: A selection of videos covering soil health principles, soil health economics, cover crops, and more.

NY Soil Health News

American Farmland Trust releases NY survey results

The American Farmland Trust has released the New York state fact sheet summarizing results from its Non-Operating Landowners, or NOLs, Survey which surveyed individually or partnership owned lands in New York, not institutions or trusts.

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Upcoming Events

17-19 JAN 2020

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) will hold their annual Organic Farming & Gardening Conference at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY.

18 DEC 2019

Please join us December 18, 2019 in Batavia, NY for the WNY Soil Health Alliance annual meeting.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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