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Soil health indicators, Soil science
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New Article Highlights Variation in Soil Health Indicators Over Space and Time

May 6, 2021

Through collaboration between SHP and Utah State University, a new academic article was published in the June 2021 issue of Soil Security. This scholarly journal publishes original research in soil science and the article focuses on how SHP helps build soil security by supporting the adoption of soil health-promoting practices and monitoring and assessing soil […]

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Soil health indicators
SHP field manager looking at soil

3 Ingredients for Success in Soil Health

April 8, 2021

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 […]

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Soil health indicators
Videos

One Earth – Soil Health Partnership

April 7, 2021

We only get one Earth – and just one life to do the best we can to take care of it. That’s why we’re committed to helping farmers build a strong legacy of sustainability and stewardship through soil health.

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Soil health indicators
Videos

Getting to Know Soil Health Indicators

April 7, 2021

SHP Field Development Director Elyssa McFarland shares about some of the most common indicators of soil health. Learn more at soilhealthpartnership.org.

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Cover crops, Soil health indicators
person looking at soil probe

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

February 25, 2021

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 […]

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Field checks, Soil health indicators, Soil sampling
Man holding soil with earthworm

Get to Know What Lives in Your Soil

October 29, 2020

Healthy soil is the foundation for productive crops and a resilient farming system. When it comes to building soil health, we often talk about the physical and chemical properties of soil – things like soil texture, aggregate stability and soil organic matter. There is a third component of soil health, though, that is highlighted less […]

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Soil health indicators
Alex Fiock looking at field

Why No Change in Yield Can be a Good Thing

October 22, 2020

The success of a growing season is typically measured by yield, bushels per acre, actual production history (APH) and farm average. It’s commonplace to hear comparisons of these measurements in conversations at the local coffee shop this time of year. The higher the increase in a season, we tell ourselves, the more successful we were. […]

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Field checks, Soil health indicators
Alex Fiock with iPad in corn field

The Importance of Data Collection

August 13, 2020

After the harvest issues in 2018, planting issues of 2019, and the heavy rains in mid-May of 2020, data software and collection might be on the back burner of important things on your operation. Farmers have been so focused on getting a crop in or out of the field that, when the monitor beeps or […]

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Industry partnerships, Soil health indicators, Soil science
The People of Soil Health

10. Wayne Honeycutt, Farmers and Soil Health

August 11, 2020

Host, John Mesko, talks with Wayne Honeycutt, CEO of the Soil Health Institute (SHI), which is focused on the science of soil health and how different practices impact different elements of the soil. They discuss how Wayne became passionate about soil health, how soil health management practices can benefit agriculture environmentally and economically, and SHI’s vision for the future.

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The People of Soil Health

09. Debbie Reed, Consumer Preferences

July 28, 2020

Host, John Mesko, talks with Debbie Reed, executive director of the Ecosystems Services Market Consortium (ESMC), a market designed to sell carbon, water quality and water quantity credits for the agriculture sector. The ESMC considers agriculture an incredibly important component of natural resource preservation and enhancement in our country and helps farmers capitalize on their environmental investments.

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