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.
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
These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.read more
Grist magazine published an excellent cover story on the theme of soil health, especially the efforts taking place in New York, including the New York Soil Health Roadmap.read more
Locally Sourced Science, a radio show and podcast, recently interviewed Joe Amsili with the Cornell Soil Health Lab.read more
Soil Health News
1 Jun 2019
This pasture walk covers soil sampling, pasture renovation, forage quality and testing, pasture rotation.
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.
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