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.
NYSH Researcher Highlight: Steve Gabriel on Agroforestry
As part of the New York Soil Health Researcher Highlights video series, Steve Gabriel talks about agroforestry (namely silvopasture), how it relates to soil health, and what scientists and farmers are currently doing to innovate the practice.
NY Soil Health News
As part of the New York Soil Health Researcher Highlights video series, Laurie Drinkwater talks about agroecology, organic matter, and current research on using different cover crop species to manage organic matter fractions in the soil.
In January the Practical Soil Health Specialist Training Program completed their final session. Congratulations to all participants! The specialists will now take their training to the field and work with farmers across New York State.
When carbon is added to the soil, it helps the soil retain nutrients, but it can repress plant-microbe communication by up to 70%, according to new research published Jan. 29 in Science Advances.
Soil Health News
- Cornell Soil Health Lab News 01/15/2020
5-8 FEB 2020
12 Feb 2020
Join this Soil Health Workshop in Ontario County organized by Soil Health Specialist Tucker Kautz with Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District.
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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