Soil Nutrition

Nitrogen boosts late-summer cover crops

Cover crops can play an important role in promoting the health and fertility of agricultural soils. In addition to adding organic matter, cover crops have the potential to provide a number of services that can... more »

Cool Planet, Gray Farm Maple to conduct trials on industrial hemp

Denver, Colorado-based Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on soil health solutions, announced June 20 it has partnered with Gray Farm Maple LLC, a progressive farming operation in Denmark, Maine, to conduct trials of... more »

Economics of soil health will be assessed across North America

Management practices that improve soil health can be good for the farm and the environment, but farmers need information on economics when deciding whether to adopt these practices.  To address this critical issue, Cargill and... more »

Lamar joins Bio Huma Netics as director of Humic Research

On May 1, Richard Lamar joined Bio Huma Netics (BHN) as senior director of Humic Research. Lamar has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami, a M.S. in Forestry from Mississippi State University,... more »

New Hampshire moving to more sustainable agriculture practices

New Hampshire farmers are increasingly moving to more sustainable farming practices, with those adopting no-till, reduced-till, and cover crop practices dramatically increasing since 2012, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The University of New... more »

Wet soil conditions, poor drainage bring yellowing in peas

Pea harvest is nearing and we are seeing yellowing and poor growth in many pea fields due to wet conditions. Peas do not perform well in soils that are worked when they are too wet... more »

Nitrogen management in crops addressed by University of California

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »


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