Soil Nutrition

Five-year study looks at soil, nutrients impact from cover crops

The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion... more »

USDA organic agriculture grants set for Penn State research projects

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »

Healthy Soils Week coming in California

CDFA, partner agencies and non-governmental groups have joined forces to promote awareness about the importance of soil health to fight climate change, enhance food security and conserve California’s natural resources.... more »

Rhizolizer named top biological tool for carbon removal, ag productivity

Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG), a certified B Corp and U.S.-based agtech startup, announced Nov. 14 hat Rhizolizer won Best New Biological Product of 2019 in the Crop Science Awards’ biostimulant category due to its... more »

Growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices studied by students

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

Lystek manufactures fertilizer from biosolids waste

Lystek International will now manage biosolids from the Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District (VFWD), turning them into a fertiliser product. Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will accept undigested biosolids from the VFWD at... more »

Locus Ag Solutions gets B Corp Certification

Locus Agricultural Solutions recently announced it’s been certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet “the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.” The rigorous assessment reviewed how Locus AG’s operations and business... more »

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 »


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