Tag Archives: webinar

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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26Aug/20

Crop Rotations Effects on Soil Health

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Dr. Dwayne Beck with South Dakota State University, presents “Crop Rotations Effects on Soil Health”. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 26, 2020. Crop rotationalRead More…

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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04Jan/19

Getting to the Science of Soil Health: USDA Releases Standard Indicators and Laboratory Procedures to Assess Soil Health

The enthusiasm for the soil health principles in some cases has gotten ahead of the science behind them. To address this, NRCS and the Agricultural Research Services (ARS) lead a diverse group of technical experts in selecting methods to assess six standard soil health indicators, which focus on key physical and biological process that must function well in healthy soils. The document titled “Recommended Soil Health Indicators and Associated Laboratory Procedures”, Technical Note No. 450 (PDF) was developed by a group of experts and provides information getting us closer to understanding the science behind soil health and how it is best measured.

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