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
NY Soil Health News
Graduate students and faculty from Alabama A&M, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Delaware State and Navajo Technical University came to Cornell for an intensive 2 day workshop on soil health.read more
These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.read more
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.read more
Soil Health News
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.
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