Soil Nutrition

Research: Enhancing nutrition of organic potatoes, healthy soils

Weed management, soil health, and the nutritional quality of foods grown organically continue to be high priority research topics for organic producers. The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR)  awarded a grant... more »

WSU seeks lead scientist for potato soil health

Washington State University has launched a national search for a top scientist to lead research into healthier, more sustainable and productive soils for the potato industry. Scot Hulbert, Associate Dean for... more »

Telone soil fumigant to be distributed by Telos Ag Solutions

Pinehurst, North Carolina-based TriCal Soil Solutions Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Teleos Ag Solutions, a newly-formed global agricultural chemical sales, service, and distribution company, announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Dow Corporation for Telone, a... more »

in-depth two-day soil health webinar set by Heliae Agriculture

Healthy soil is within the reach of every farm and ranching operation. The principles that govern healthy, productive soils are simple: nourish, build and leverage the soil microbiome. These are the principles in which Heliae... more »

Rule updates USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the final rule for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The rule updates USDA’s flagship program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from... more »

Grant awarded to study how plants affect microbiomes

For centuries, scientists have worked above ground, studying plants and their effect on biodiversity. Lying below the scientists’ feet, though, is a world with even richer biodiversity – the soil. There are an estimated 1... more »

Growers use cover crops for soil building

Cover crops are widely used in agriculture to strengthen soils and keep weeds away, but a recent survey showed fruit and vegetable growers are using them differently than other farmers. The 2019-2020 National Cover Crop... more »

Nitrogen management key for organic sweet corn

Building up the nitrogen supplying capacity of the soil is key to growing organic sweet corn. With no high analysis, nitrogen fertilizers approved for sidedressing on an organic crop, rotations with legumes and cover crops,... more »

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