Soil Nutrition

Programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »

Organic farm model part of nutrient management projects in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) announces more than $1.5 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities as a result of the... more »

Funky smell traced to rotting radishes, sound farming practice

It wasn’t sewage, gas leaks, rotten eggs or dead bodies that caused a strange odor during much of December around Grand Ledge, Michigan. According to a Jan. 1 story in the Lansing State Journal, there... more »

Five-year study looks at soil, nutrients impact from cover crops

The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion... more »

USDA organic agriculture grants set for Penn State research projects

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »

Healthy Soils Week coming in California

CDFA, partner agencies and non-governmental groups have joined forces to promote awareness about the importance of soil health to fight climate change, enhance food security and conserve California’s natural resources.... more »

Rhizolizer named top biological tool for carbon removal, ag productivity

Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG), a certified B Corp and U.S.-based agtech startup, announced Nov. 14 hat Rhizolizer won Best New Biological Product of 2019 in the Crop Science Awards’ biostimulant category due to its... more »

Growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices studied by students

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »


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