Cornell Soil Health Lab celebrated #WorldSoilDay with some beautiful soil art painting examples:

 

Tractor in fieldGone With the Wind: How to Lose a Lifetime of Soil Health

Researcher Dave Franzen shares a cautionary tale about North Dakota soil: “People can’t believe how much soil we once had in this state. The really rich stuff is long gone and some farmers never realize that.”

 

bison snow buffaloWhat America Lost When It Lost the Bison

“In areas where bison graze, plants contain 50 to 90 percent more nutrients by the end of the summer. This not only provides extra nourishment for other grazers, but prolongs the growing season of the plants themselves.”

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