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SHP team

May 21, 2020

New Faces, New Experiences: SHP Welcomes New Intern

This summer, the Soil Health Partnership welcomes Krystin Oborny to the staff as an intern. Throughout the summer, Krystin will be assisting with various SHP projects.

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Soil sampling
up-close soil sample

May 14, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of Soil Sampling

Soil sampling can be a great step in the pursuit of healthier soils, but it is not always easy to get soil sampling right. The correct procedures yield the best data, and the best data helps farmers achieve the healthiest soil. But how do you get the best data?

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Cover crops
Abigail field day

April 23, 2020

The Importance of Cover Crop Planting

Cover crops have  proven to show many benefits, but as farmers begin to implement them into their operations, it can be a big shift in methodology. When moving forward with this new experience, it’s becoming increasingly critical for farmers to give their cover crops as much attention as they would a cash crop.

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Nutrient management
soil in hands

April 20, 2020

SHP and TFI publish Nutrient Management Profiles

In partnership with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), SHP published two profiles discussing SHP farmers who are implementing soil health management practices and the changes in their nutrient management strategy. 

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Soil science
soybean rows

April 16, 2020

Carbon Insetting Framework: A Tool for Economic Incentives

At Commodity Classic, Soil Health Partnership Senior Director John Mesko introduced the new Carbon Insetting Framework that will help farmers verify and validate carbon that has been put into the ground and utilize the economic benefits that come with taking advantage of climate smart practices.

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Soil health indicators
up close soybeans

April 9, 2020

Soil Health is Not Formulaic: Soil Health Indicators Webinar Explains More

Every farmer wants their soil to be healthy; many probably already believe that it is.  But how can you know for sure?  Anna Teeter, Soil Health Partnership Minnesota Field Manager, walks us through soil and soil health indicators during the most recent Soil Sessions Webinar held March 31 and recorded for later viewing.

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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

Today is National Ag Day – Share Your #soilselfie

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 The People of Soil Health 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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