Soil Nutrition

Impact of farm bill provisions on soil health reviewed

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e., 2018 Farm Bill) includes multiple changes to existing programs. New provisions provide additional incentives to farmers and ranchers to implement soil health-promoting practices such as cover crops and... more »

Free soil health symposiums planned for Michigan, Ontario

Free soil health symposiums for growers, retailers and agronomists later this month will be hosted by A&L Canada Laboratories. The afternoon events will be held twice – in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept. 25, and in London, Ontario,... more »

California schedules fertilizer conference, farm tour

A fertilizer research conference is planned by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) for late October, according to a press... more »

Microbial-based formulations launched by Intergro

Agricultural Solutions, a subsidiary of Intergro, has launched a new portfolio of products. Registrations are being obtained in the U.S. for patent-pending microbial-based formulations that help improve soil and plant health, as well as stress... more »

Cornell’s Michael Rosato studies soil’s sulfur content

Michael Rosato is a graduate student studying under the guidance of Steve Reiners, professor and chair of the horticulture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. What drew you to the program with Steve Reiners?... more »

Michigan firm thrives in soil health market

A growing compost business in Michigan sees its role as helping farmers grow more high-value fruit and vegetable crops. Morgan Composting’s headquarters sits on top of a hill in remote Sears, Michigan, where the family... more »

Compost key to keeping carbon in soil

By moving beyond the surface level and literally digging deep, scientists at the University of California, Davis, found that compost is a key to storing carbon in semi-arid cropland soils, a strategy for offsetting CO2 emissions.... more »

UC Davis study identifies 5 ways to reduce fertilizer use

Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer helps feed around half of the world’s population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to it, leading to food insecurity,... more »


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