Soil Nutrition

California on-farm soil health practices aided by grant funds

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for its Healthy Soils Program. The program incentivizes implementation and demonstration of on-farm soil health practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gases and improve... more »

Michigan growers get soil health assessment tool

A Michigan Soil Health Progress Report developed by Michigan State University Extension educators is now available for farmers, agribusinesses, agency personal and crop advisors to assist in assessing and tracking soil health on their farms. [caption... more »

Roadmap for Soil Health Initiative released by Washington State University

A 124-page "roadmap that outlines current challenges and pathways to help maintain healthy soils as an agricultural and environmental resource has been released. Washington Soil Health Initiative, recently funded with a $2.1 million annual allocation... more »

Residue management use approved for PhycoTerra

Heliae Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in regenerative agriculture solutions, announced Oct. 26 that its flagship product, PhycoTerra soil microbial food, has received a label expansion in the U.S. for postharvest residue management use.... more »

Research to improve nutrient management gets $4.14M in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program is announced on Oct. 25 $4.14 million in grant funding to agricultural organizations and universities. The funding includes $3 million for the University... more »

Colorado Soil Health Advisory Committee positions open for applicants

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for volunteers to serve on its Soil Health Program Advisory Committee to advise the Department and the Commissioner on matters regarding the newly formed Soil Health Program.... more »

Proterra Ag Inc. launches, introduces HYPERroots product

Proterra Ag Inc. formally launched Oct. 12 its new company that exists to achieve the impossible in sustainable agriculture. With expertise in farming, bioscience and engineering, Proterra Ag invents technology and bring to market products... more »

$3M grant funds cover crop breeding for organic farmers

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable... more »

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