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.

NYSH Researcher Highlight: Steve Gabriel on Agroforestry

As part of the New York Soil Health Researcher Highlights video series, Steve Gabriel talks about agroforestry (namely silvopasture), how it relates to soil health, and what scientists and farmers are currently doing to innovate the practice.


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Featured Resource

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

Economic Benefits

Browse economic case studies of soil health practices


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

NY Soil Health News

Practical Soil Health Specialist Training Concludes

In January the Practical Soil Health Specialist Training Program completed their final session. Congratulations to all participants! The specialists will now take their training to the field and work with farmers across New York State.

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Upcoming Events

5-8 FEB 2020

Four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics. Among the offerings, Kirsten Kurtz, manager of the Cornell Soil Health Lab, will be staffing a soil test clinic.

12 Feb 2020

Join this Soil Health Workshop in Ontario County organized by Soil Health Specialist Tucker Kautz with Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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