New York Soil Health

New York State’s hub for soil health-related networking, research, education, and outreach
Soil Health News2019 New York Soil Health Roadmap

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.

Soil Health Workshop at Cornell

View selected Presentations from a recent two-day soil health workshop:

  • Soil Health in Agroecosystems: Understanding essential biological, physical, and chemical processes by Harold van Es
  • Cornell Soil Health Research: What we’ve learned from soil health analyses by Harold van Es
  • Soil Health and Climate Change Connections by David Wolfe
  • Quality of Composts and Organic Matter: Implications for Use by Jean Bonhotal

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Featured Resource

Soil health and greenhouse gases, research from Wightman and Woodbury. 

Economic Benefits

Browse economic case studies of soil health practices


Featured Videos: A selection of videos covering soil health principles, soil health economics, cover crops, and more.

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Soil health at the Seneca Nation of Indians Gakwi:yo:h Farms

New York Soil Health, the American Farmland Trust, and the USDA-NRCS came together with the Seneca Nation Agriculture Department and the farmers of Gakwi:yo:h Farms to discuss management of healthy soils and how to promote soil health to farmers throughout the Seneca Nation.

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Upcoming Events

21 OCT 2019

Communication strategies on the farm: building healthy soil and the mutual support between the two.

7-8 NOV 2019

Please join us November 7-8, 2019 in College Park, MD for the 3rd annual Northeast Cover Crops Council conference.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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