Tag Archives: farming

24Mar/21

Evaluating soil health and soil carbon dynamics in Midwestern cropping systems

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Brian Dougherty of Iowa State University, presents “Evaluating soil health and soil carbon dynamics in Midwestern cropping systems”. This presentation was originally broadcast on March 24, 2021.

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24Feb/21

Soil Health for Nebraska Wealth: What the Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force is doing to help farmers

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Keith Berns of Green Cover Seed, presents “Soil Health for Nebraska Wealth: What the Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force is doing to help farmers”. This presentation was originally broadcast on February 24, 2021.

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10Feb/21

Second Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop set for March 5

The second annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center will be an online event for ag producers, consultants, and others in the region. The workshop will take place on March 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the Zoom cloud meeting platform. Registration is needed and can be done online.

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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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22Jul/20

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium dynamics in a soil health system

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Matt Fryer of the University of Arkansas hosts a panel discussion soil health and fertility. This presentation was originally broadcast on July 22, 2020. Panelists included:Read More…

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…

04Dec/19

We’re at it Again, New Tool “Drawer” Available: Soil Physical Properties

Soil physical properties, including soil texture and soil structure, have a tremendous influence on its ability to function as a living productive ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. The Soil Health Nexus has added a new “Drawer” in their Soil Health Toolbox titled, Soil Physical Properties.

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