soil science

Future of Agriculture podcaster traveling the country with Cool Planet to uncover soil stories

· September 20, 2018

A new educational multimedia series about soil health, called Stories from the Soil, is being launched — a collaboration between Tim Hammerich, the host of the Future of Agriculture podcast, and the ag tech company Cool Planet. They will travel across the U.S. to hear from farmers, land stewards, and researchers on soil health management practices, innovation, […]

Texas Tech scientist, young daughter find faster field X-ray

· August 4, 2017

Looking for a quicker way to test the soil for calcium?  A Texas Tech scientist and his middle school daughter have confirmed a portable field sensor can accurately measure minerals in soils more easily and efficiently than existing methods. Calcium, like other minerals, is necessary for healthy plant growth. However, an excess of calcium — […]

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