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Soil health indicators
shovel with dirt

March 26, 2020

5 Ways to Evaluate the Health of Your Soil

There are three main types of soil health indicators: chemical, biological and physical. While soil testing through a laboratory is required to determine many of these, there are ways to physically assess your soil at home.

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Industry partnerships

March 24, 2020

Share Your #soilselfie for National Ag Day

National Ag Day is the perfect time to celebrate American farmers and how they support our food, fiber, and fuel systems. The Soil Health Partnership is celebrating National Ag Day by sharing #soilselfie – a self-portrait with soil.

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Soil health indicators
close up corn roots

March 19, 2020

3 Types of Soil Health Indicators

Soil health is the capacity of soil to function as a vital living system to sustain biological productivity, maintain environmental quality, and promote plant, animal, and human health. This is a concept that characterizes the ability of a living soil system to perform functions such as supporting plant health. 

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SHP team
SHP team

March 12, 2020

SHP Launches Podcast

The Soil Health Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of The People of Soil Health Podcast on April 7. The People of Soil Health Podcast will provide a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health. SHP Senior Director John Mesko will serve as the […]

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Farmer programs

March 5, 2020

Seeds of Change Award Winners

Last week, five Soil Health Partnership (SHP) farmers received the “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2020 Commodity Classic. These awards highlight those participants in SHP who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. “The Soil Health Partnership’s farmers are at the core of our work. Without their commitment and support, the […]

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Wheat
combining wheat

February 27, 2020

National Wheat Yield Contest

Did you know Roughly 75% of U.S. wheat acres are grown in dry regions, and the crop has proven to be adaptable to minimum till or no-till. Check out our latest blog to learn why wheat is an attractive crop for farmers looking to improve soil health. The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest just completed its […]

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Farmer programs

February 27, 2020

Best in Soil Health at Commodity Classic

Five dedicated leaders in soil health received the Soil Health Partnership’s (SHP) “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. These awards highlight those participants in SHP who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. “The Soil Health Partnership’s farmers are at the core of our […]

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Wheat
Justin Knopf headshot

February 20, 2020

Wheat Trials Evaluate Soil Health

Knopf Farms is one of three new sites in the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) network, through a partnership with the National Wheat Foundation, that is evaluating the impacts of diversified crop rotation and how wheat can benefit the soil and other environmental indicators. “We see soil health as a foundational part of the equation that we […]

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Industry partnerships, Wheat
wheat up close

February 13, 2020

Wheat Sites Expand, Diversifying SHP Program

As the third largest cash crop in the US, wheat farmers have a major influence on our farm economy and our environment. That’s why the Soil Health Partnership partnered with the National Wheat Foundation, made possible by the generous support of General Mills, to establish three additional wheat-focused sites across Kansas and Minnesota for the 2020 growing […]

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SHP team
Carrie Roever

February 6, 2020

SHP Adds Dr. Roever as Data Manager

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to introduce Dr. Carrie Roever as the new Data Manager. Dr. Roever’s primary responsibility will be to assist in organizing and finding efficiencies in the SHP data. “I enjoy assembling the puzzle that is involved with figuring out data and looking for efficiencies. I’m eager to dig into […]

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