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.
New York Soil Health project collaborator American Farmland Trust | New York is working with Long Island and Great Lakes farmers to support trying new practices to improve soil health while maintaining economic viability.
Two of the efforts on Long Island, Zilnicki Farms and Deep Roots Farm, are highlighted in this video.
NY Soil Health News
Announcing the release of the New York Soil Health Roadmap.read more
These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.read more
Governor Cuomo Announces $18.4 Million Available to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on New York Livestock Farmsread more
Soil Health News
7 Mar 2019
The Ontario County soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a soil health workshop in Canandaigua, NY.
3/20-3/21 Mar 2019
No-Tiller magazine is offering a free 2-day virtual event featuring a series of knowledge-building sessions taught by the foremost authorities on covers today.
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Healthy soils = plant disease suppression
Healthy soils = improved water infiltration
Healthy soils = protection from erosion