Recent soil health headlines you may have missed.
The Soil Health Institute has just released Living Soil, a 60-minute documentary about soil health that showcases innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the United States.
“Cover crops are sort of the gateway drug to get people in to regenerative agriculture,” says Jonathan Lundgren, Director/CEO of Blue Dasher Farm in South Dakota.
If you’d like to try no-till, check out these tips from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Food waste contains valuable nutrients that can make soil healthier and more productive. Researchers at Colorado State University working with Leprino Foods, a global supplier of dairy products, are exploring the potential for transforming lactose – the natural sugar in milk – into a resource that can enhance agricultural sustainability.
Green America has launched a two-year campaign to educate people on the benefits of regenerative agriculture through its Climate Victory Gardens campaign.
A new satellite mapping tool, called Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS), that tracks trends in adoption of soil health practices has been developed by New Hampshire-based Applied GeoSolutions.
In a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine the state of the art and challenges of terrestrial carbon sequestration or removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by accelerating carbon storage in soil, plants and wood biomass are described.
No-Till November advocates that farmers “keep the stubble” which provides protection for the soil and the soil microbial ecosystem.
In a new study the link between healthy soils and improved nutrition for wheat in Ethiopia, according to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and The Nature Conservancy. When grown on soils rich in organic matter, especially near forests, it had more essential nutrients.