Soil Nutrition

How plant roots adapt to rocky soils focus of research

Hidden under our feet lies an entire unseen world. The soil teems with life. Microbes, small animals and fungi all call the darkness home. And so do plants. At least the half of them that we know... more »

Carbon Initiative for the 2022 crop year expanded by Corteva

Corteva Inc. announced Aug. 26 the expansion of its Carbon Initiative for the 2022 crop year, supported by a strategic collaboration with Indigo Ag. Corteva's program continues to provide a simple path for farmers to maximize... more »

Carbon markets examined at 2021 Sustainable Agronomy Conference

You may have heard the term “carbon sequestration.” In its basic terms, it refers to keeping and returning carbon to the soil. Since carbon is an element, how and why should this be done? One... more »

California drought tackled with VGRID Energy’s Bioservers

To help with ongoing drought issues across California, VGRID Energy Systems is launching its M100 Bioservers and biochar to be part of the solution. California wildfires are rapidly growing – and The California Department of Forestry... more »

MyLand hires Sascha Welz as chief operating officer

MyLand, a soil health company, announced Aug. 10 that Sascha Welz has joined the company as chief operating Officer. Welz will oversee the engineering and system design, innovation, algae production, Ag Science, manufacturing, and remote... more »

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 »

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