Soil Nutrition

Environmentally safe water management sought on Michigan farms, fields

Water quality is integral to crop health, but proper water management is also integral to protecting our natural waterways and lakes in Michigan. About 40% of Michigan’s consumptive water – water that is not returned... more »

Brandt buys retail agronomy company Morton Fertilizer

Brandt, a retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, recently acquired a retail agronomy company, Morton Fertilizer, with full-service locations in Wyanet, Illinois and Grand Mound, Iowa, according to a news... more »

Red Gold recognizes conservation award recipients in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Red Gold announced the winners of the Red Gold Stewardship award. Myers Sod Farm of Seymour, Indiana and Rice Farms of LaPorte, Indiana, were awarded first and second place, respectively. This presentation,... more »

California sets workshops to enhance healthy soils practices

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Air Resources Board will hold a series of stakeholder workshops on the development of a framework for public-private partnerships to invest in scaling up healthy soils... more »

Grants to advance soil health research announced by OFRF and FFAR

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will award three grants to researchers in California, Pennsylvania and Texas to bolster soil health by developing innovative organic strategies for controlling weeds, pests,... more »

Empire Farm Days’ Virtual Soil Health Center programs set

When this year’s annual Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online due to COVID-19, organizers of the trade show’s Soil Health Center quickly transformed it... more »

VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test, launched

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. announced July 7 the launch of VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test for the agriculture industry that quantifies soil microbial populations which support improved soil health and greater crop productivity.... more »

Input gathered in Colorado to establish statewide Soil Health Program

June 23 marked the second annual National Soil Health Day, and the one year anniversary of the Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils (CCHS), a farmer- and rancher-led coalition, created in part to maximize participation by... more »


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