All posts by Leslie Johnson

24Jun/20

Interactive Map-Based Learning Experiences for Manure and Soil Health

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Rick Koelsch and Leslie Johnson with Nebraska Extension, presents “Interactive Map-Based Learning Experiences for Manure and Soil Health”. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 24,Read More…

10Jun/20

Cover Crop/Soil Health On-Farm Research Partnership Between UNL and NRCS

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Gary Lesoing with Nebraska Extension, presents “Cover Crop/Soil Health On-Farm Research Partnership Between UNL and NRCS”. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 10, 2020. ThisRead More…

03Jun/20

Exploring how farmers’ perceptions of soil health affect their management decisions (preliminary data and future plans)

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Tayler Ulbrich, a graduate student researcher at Michigan State University, presents “Exploring how farmers’ perceptions of soil health affect their management decisions (preliminary data and futureRead More…

20May/20

Gaining Ground-Soil as a Renewable Resource

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Rick Cruse from the Iowa Water Center presents “Gaining Ground-Soil as a Renewable Resource”. This presentation was originally broadcast on May 20, 2020. Can the health of a degraded soil be regenerated? We use the term ‘regenerative agriculture,’ but what does it mean and does science suggest degraded soils can realistically be brought back to original productivity levels? And if it can, how long will it take?

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02Mar/20

Illinois study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome

A meta-analysis of current cover crop research was done by researchers at the University of Illinois. They found that microbial abundance was up  27%, activity was up 22%, and diversity increased 2.5% when using cover cropsRead More…

27Nov/19

Cover Crop Recipes Being Developed by States in the Midwest Cover Crop Council

A number of states within the Midwest Cover Crop Council have developed cover crop recipes. These publications are intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems. Additional states will be coming soon.

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