Soil Nutrition

Microbial crop trial program finishes at ProGro BIO

ProGro BIO has completed its 2023 microbial crop trial program. The program extensively tested the efficacy of ProGro BIO's cornerstone microbial soil inoculant, Rhizol, across 15,000 acres of crops in 23 states and involving 375... more »

Plan ahead when considering cover crop mixes

Cover crop mixes have piqued many farmers’ interests. The cost to buy and plant cover crop seed and terminate or incorporate the crop all need to be considered when selecting which ones to include. Choosing... more »

Researchers attack emerging threat to watermelon, cucumber production

Growers of cucurbits — which include melons, pumpkin, squash and cucumbers — face numerous challenges in production, leading to decreased profitability and less produce on grocery shelves. Weeds, insect pests and plant diseases are prominent... more »

Organic Grower: UGA studies transitioning fallow pastureland

To help new organic growers overcome weed challenges, University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences’ researchers are examining ways to help transition land from conventional to organic production in the Southeast. A UGA... more »

Veg Connections: Building organic matter in sandy soils

Soil organic matter (SOM) is often considered the foundation of a healthy soil because it mediates many biological, chemical and physical soil properties — from water holding capacity to nutrient availability. Strategies for building SOM... more »

Regenerative practices pay off for Park Farming Organics

Park Farming Organics of Meridian, California, is the 2023 California Leopold Conservation Award recipient. The award honors farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners who go above and beyond in their management of soil health, water quality... more »

Building healthy soil by controlling plant-parasitic nematodes

(Sponsored) Soil — it's the foundation for successfully growing food and fiber crops. If the foundation is not solid, the above-ground plant growth will suffer. Nematodes are one of the most abundant living organisms found... more »

New England high tunnel conference deadline approaching

The deadline for registering for a New England high tunnel conference is approaching. The High Tunnel Production Conference: Revitalizing Your Tunnel Vision is scheduled... more »

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