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
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.read more
These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.read more
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, legislation that sets the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050, was signed on July 18, 2019, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.read more
Soil Health News
- Release of SoilWeb 2.0 App Update 07/11/2019
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.
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Healthy soils = plant disease suppression
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Healthy soils = protection from erosion