Cedric Mason, research support specialist with New York Soil Health, gave a Soil and Crop Sciences Section seminar at Cornell University about the results of the soil health survey given to farmers this year.
The survey examines farm costs and benefits of three practices: reduced tillage, cover cropping, and soil amendments.
Mason noted that these practices also provide environmental and climate mitigation benefits. “So, if practices can be profitable to the farmer, it can be good for everybody. It’s a win-win situation.“