Category Archives: Soil Health

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26Jan/21

Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 11

The Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference will provide information to growers who are just getting started with cover crops and to those who are already making cover crops part of their operation. The conference will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST with in-person check in at 12:30 p.m.

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30Nov/20

How do we collectively conceptualize “soil health” and how do we use that to guide meaningful research and extension?

How would you define “soil health”? How do you think others would define it? You have likely seen people using the term “soil health” to refer to concepts that you personally might not personally think fit the definition of soil health. You are not alone! Inconsistent definitions of soil health can make communication difficult and even confusing.

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04Nov/20

Communication Workshop: Engage in Better Information Exchange

Join a full-day, virtual workshop to learn how to improve communication skills from some of the best in the business. You won’t see a single pre-recorded presentation, but instead engage in a live-hosted event with Tim Hammerich, Senior Director of Strategic Communications with Cogent Consulting and Communications, and Dr. Abbey Wick, Extension Soil Health Specialist at North Dakota State University. Discussion panels and presentations will be delivered “live” using tools to engage attendees, such as chat boxes and Turning Point.

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28Oct/20

Soil Health Gap: Benchmark for the Soil health Measurement

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Bijesh Maharjan of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, presents “Soil Health Gap: Benchmark for the Soil health Measurement”. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 28, 2020.

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23Sep/20

Soil Health and Climate Resilience

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Gregg Sanford with University of Wisconsin, presents “Soil Health and Climate Resilience”. Diverse and perennial cropping systems are recognized for their soil health benefits, but that’s not all these cropping systems have to offer. A recent analysis using 26 years of data from the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trail (WICST) shows that these systems also provide the co-benefits of long-term stable production and resilience to a changing climate, both hallmarks of sustainable or regenerative agricultural systems. In this webinar, Gregg discusses the findings from this long-term analysis of perennial and diverse agroecosystems and their importance for farming in a changing climate.

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18Sep/20

Improved tool can help Midwest farmers with cover crop decisions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult. The Midwest Cover Crops Council is rolling out an improved cover crop selection tool that will help farmers make those decisions.

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