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TNC and SHP Scientists Show Soil Health Indicators Increase Due to Cover Crops

In exciting new research published in the journal Nature Food, Soil Health Partnership – in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy – set out to answer the question: how do cover crops impact soil health indicators in SHP trials? Do we see evidence of changes in the soil, and how quickly do they show up in […]

The power of collaboration in expanding soil health knowledge

There is a saying that often makes the rounds on social media that goes something like, “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” At SHP, we are on a mission to go far – and, for that, we need a team that extends beyond those […]

What the Iowa derecho taught us

In the weeks and months following the mighty winds that swept through central and eastern Iowa in August – known as a ‘derecho’ event – many farmers have been left with devastation to both crops and property. Many fields were completely destroyed. Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 36 were hardest hit and an estimated 3.57 million […]

Before You Plant Green, Remember These 3 Things

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared some of the reasons farmers plant green, the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, and what you should know about setting up your equipment to make sure your experience is successful. In this final post of the series, we’re sharing the 3 things we think farmers should know […]


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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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