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.
Produced by the Soil Health Institute, Living Soil is a documentary about soil health featuring innovative farmers and soil health experts from diverse regions throughout the United States.
“From now until 2060 we are going to have to produce as much food as we produced in the last 500 years.”
NY Soil Health News
Take a look at recent research from the New York Soil Health community.read more
These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.read more
Video Clip from the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture Hearing on the State Budget for Agriculture
Didi Barrett, member of the Committee on Agriculture, and Richard Ball, Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture, discussing soil health.read more
Soil Health News
- UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) 12/05/2018
12 Dec 2018
This webinar will explore how the evolution of diverse lifeforms has shaped this planet and how we can co-opt the biological communities in soil that evolved over the last 500 million years.
19 Dec 2018
The WNY Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop & Alliance Annual Membership Meeting at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd., in Batavia, NY.
Join us on Facebook
Show your support for soil health, share resources and information.
Healthy soils = resilience and increased profits
Healthy soils = plant disease suppression
Healthy soils = improved water infiltration
Healthy soils = protection from erosion