soil health

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Online, in-person events focus on soil health

Washington State University will co-host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge. SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to... more »

Organic Grower: UGA studies transitioning fallow pastureland

To help new organic growers overcome weed challenges, University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences’ researchers are examining ways to help transition land from conventional to organic production in the Southeast. A UGA... more »

Veg Connections: Building organic matter in sandy soils

Soil organic matter (SOM) is often considered the foundation of a healthy soil because it mediates many biological, chemical and physical soil properties — from water holding capacity to nutrient availability. Strategies for building SOM... more »

Building organic matter on sandy soils

Soil organic matter (SOM) is often considered the foundation of a healthy soil because it mediates many biological, chemical and physical soil properties — from water holding capacity to nutrient availability. Strategies for building SOM... more »

Agrology, Braga Fresh recognized for innovation by IFPA

Agrology and Braga Fresh are joint recipients of the annual Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award presented by the International Fresh Produce Association. The award was presented by IFPA’s Chief Science Office Max Teplitski to Eric... more »

Actor Nick Offerman promoting soil, regenerative ag

Actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman takes on his dirtiest role to date: a promotion to attract public attention to regenerative ag and healthy soil. Offerman, a former Parks and Recreation TV series star who... more »

MyLand Co., a soil health firm, secures financing

MyLand Company Inc., a soil health company, has successfully closed its Series B funding round, raising a total of $23 million. The financing round was spearheaded by a pair of investors, including Climate Innovation Capital... more »

Comparing nitrogen management technologies

Nitrogen (N) is the nutrient most likely to rob high demand vegetables of yield. But when supplied in excess, it can also reduce produce quality, erode farm profits and harm the environment. Fertilizing enough, but... more »

Expanded biologicals line promoted by Locus Agriculture

Locus Agriculture has expanded its biological line. The move comes as rising prices and fertilizer availability threaten crop productivity and profitability, U.S. farmers are turning to new biologicals. Biologicals can significantly boost return on investment... more »

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