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 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.


We are pleased to announce the publication of the New York Soil Health Roadmap. It has been over a year in the making, with dozens of contributors. 


The executive summary is now available at

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Featured Resource

Video recordings and materials from the 2018 New York Soil Health Summit.

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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

Workshop fuels discussion about biochar, NYS climate goals

Cornell professor and New York Soil Health collaborator Johannes Lehmann organized a workshop on the Cornell campus with researchers, policymakers and industry representatives to discuss how using pyrolysis technology can help New York reach its climate goals.

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Upcoming Events

29 AUG 2019

Soil Health Field Day at Macauley Farms


Cover crop mixture demonstration plots at Macauley Farms in Morris, NY.

7-8 NOV 2019

Please join us November 7-8, 2019 in College Park, MD for the 3rd annual Northeast Cover Crops Council conference.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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