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3 Ingredients for Success in Soil Health

Profitable conservation systems do not look the same on every farm. Growers must implement different strategies to address their specific needs, thanks to a wide range of variables including soil type, moisture availability, equipment and labor. However, just because every farmer takes a slightly different approach to soil health, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some […]

Soil Health – An Investment in the Long-Term

Soil Health Partnership was born from a shared vision of developing a farmer-led research network that could measure the impacts of implementing soil health practices on working farms. Greg Whitmore of Shelby, Neb. was one of those leading farmers. One of the original 14 SHP farmers, Greg believes in the soil health mission and has […]

Preparing for Soil Sampling This Spring

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Which is why soil sampling is a critical tool when it comes to measuring your soil health. Soil test results don’t just reflect nutrients; they can also paint a picture of the biological and physical properties of your soil to provide the best roadmap for your cropping season.  […]

Experience Plays A Role in Cover Crop Profitability

When it comes to cover crops, patience combined with realistic expectations is often the name of the game. Unlike the immediate cost savings that often come with conservation tillage – for example, savings on equipment, fuel and repairs – cover crops have annual costs, as well as efficiencies and soil health benefits that can take time […]


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Latest Episode: Diversification & Innovation Key at Trinity Creek Ranch.

Host, John Mesko, talks with SHP Farmer, Mikayla Tabert.

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Soil Sessions
Latest Session: Nutrient Management

SHP team member Lisa Kubik and Dr. Sally Flis if The Fertilizer Institute share farmer experiences with nutrient management approaches.

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Farmer Profiles

Jason Lay looks at cover crop

January 19, 2021 | 10:00 am CST

The Economics of Conservation Practices

This Soil Sessions webinar will be co-hosted by Dr. Maria Bowman, SHP Lead Scientist, and Vincent Gauthier, Research Analyst with Environmental Defense Fund, as they share findings from a new report looking at the economic impacts of various conservation practices.

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