Soil Nutrition

Soil health fundamentals focus of ‘Building Soils for Better Crops’

Now more than ever, it is abundantly clear that healthy soils play an essential role in productive agricultural systems. Soils are foundational to the food we eat and fundamental to life on earth. Focusing on... more »

Cover crops provide important services for vegetable growers

Vegetable growers should take time to revisit their rotations and plans for the next growing season. Decisions on fall rotational crops or cover crops will need to be made soon. The following is a reprint... more »

Lima bean inoculants provide economical, environmental benefits

Lima beans are also good for the environment and farmers. They are effective as cover crops and as green manure. The benefit of lima beans stretches down even into their roots. There, they house microbes... more »

Measuring soil moisture levels for research project uses drones

Three Virginia Tech seniors researched how drones could identify soil moisture for a class project in School of Plant and Environmental Sciences Professor Kang Xia’s Monitoring and Analysis of the Environment course. Matt Darrah, Grady... more »

Cause of soil fertility, nutrient loss in organic soils in EAA eyed

University of Florida scientists have found an explanation for the occurrence of high nutrient loss in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The discovery will help precipitate new approaches to soil fertility and nutrient retention in this... more »

Annual meeting of Soil Health Institute schedules speakers

The Soil Health Institute, the nonprofit organization that works to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils, announced July 6 its lineup of agricultural leaders, scientists, and practitioners who will speak at its... more »

Shelley Baugh hired as senior director of marketing for MyLand Co. LLC

MyLand Co. LLC announced June 24 the hiring of Shelley Baugh as senior director of marketing. Baugh will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, communications, and public relations for the organization. Based in Phoenix,... more »

Indigo Ag debuts new identity for its carbon farming program

Indigo Agriculture, a company that helps farmers pursue sustainable practices,  announced June 17 plans to unveil a new brand identity for its carbon farming program: Carbon by Indigo. The refreshed identity will officially debut at... more »

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