Agriculture’s role as a wealth generator in our modern economy may be diminished compared to generations past, but it is still essential.
World Soil Day is celebrated every year on December 5th, which focuses on the importance of protecting soil as one of our valuable, natural resources.
How you manage your soil: The soil is a biological system … it only functions as well as the things living within it.
Humans have been tilling the soil and practicing agriculture for quite some time. W. C. Lowdermilk’s classic agricultural report of 1939, “Conquest of the Land Through 7,000 Years,” gives us a basic history of human-induced degradation of the soil. Even though tillage has been used for a long time to control weeds and facilitate the […]
Oftentimes, the opportunity to add both diversity and living roots feeding your agricultural soil occurs after cash crops are in the bin.
Now that harvest has wrapped up, it’s time to set our sights on next season. Developing a micronutrient strategy is something many growers should now begin to set their crops up for success in the new year. Kyle Lilly, senior product manager and certified crop adviser for Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, has five things to […]
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, […]