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.
NY Soil Health News
American Farmland Trust, a collaborator on the New York Soil Health initiative, announced the selection of 20 participants in their new “Practical Soil Health Specialists” training program.read more
A handbook for improving soil health in both organic and conventional vegetable, row crop, and small grain systems is now available at no charge from Cornell Cooperative Extension and partners that made possible a popular field day event that served as the basis for the handbook development.read more
Soil health experts from across the state of New York traveled to Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, NY, to deliver three days of talks and demonstrations.read more
Soil Health News
26 Sep 2018
Farmers Can Help Cool the Planet–a free informational forum
Speakers representing different sectors of our agricultural economy will show how carbon farming is beneficial in our climate and conditions.
27 Sep 2018
Join us on the Cornell University campus for a soil health seminar by Cedric Mason.
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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