American Farmland Trust is seeking a full-time New York Agricultural Stewardship Coordinator to support and grow programs in New York state that assist farmers transitioning to or increasing adoption of regenerative farming practices.
A new chapter on soil health testing was co-authored by Kavya Krishnan, a Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) scholar studying crop and soil sciences and members of the Cornell Soil Health Lab.
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A multi-disciplinary research team is taking a closer look at dual uses of Kernza (a perennial grain) to increase profitability. Matt Ryan, New York Soil Health co-PI, leads a subcontract on the grant looking at improving the sustainability of cropping systems.
The Soil Health Institute in 2019 embarked on one of the largest projects to learn about the best ways to quantify soil health.
New research from UC Riverside: Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes.
Like petrichor, that pleasant, earthy smell from the soil, that accompanies a rain after a long dry spell?
New research suggests these smells are from bacteria trying to attract invertebrates, such as springtails, who feed on the bacteria and help to disperse their spores.
This first preview of the New York State Soil Health Characterization Report focuses on the effects of soil texture on biological and physical soil health parameters. Stay tuned for the full technical report, titled “New York State Soil Health Characterization Report”, which will be published soon.
Please visit the Cornell Small Farms Program resource page which is being consistently updated as new information and resources are available. There you will find ideas on taking care of yourself, your farms, and your communities.
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the Cornell Soil Health Laboratory is temporarily closed.