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 roadmap.newyorksoilhealth.org
NY Soil Health News
The New York Soil Health Trailer will be at the August 6-8, 2019 Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, N.Y., as part of its summer tour across the Northeast to educate viewers on soil compaction in regional pasture soils.read more
Cornell Soil Health Lab, and lab manager Kirsten Kurtz, are featured in this video from Homestead Brooklyn’s “Plant One On Me” youtube series.read more
Recent New York soil health headlines you may have missed.read more
Soil Health News
- Release of SoilWeb 2.0 App Update 07/11/2019
25-26 July 2019
The 2019 theme “Health and Resiliency from Soil to Table” will cover the importance of grazing livestock with a Soil to Table perspective. National speakers to include Dr. Elaine Ingham, microbiologist and soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc.
6-8 AUG 2019
The center features soil health experts, themed farmer panels, extensive cover crop demonstration plots, information, raffles, and more.
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Healthy soils = resilience and increased profits
Healthy soils = plant disease suppression
Healthy soils = improved water infiltration
Healthy soils = protection from erosion