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Cover crops, Soil health indicators
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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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Cover crops, Industry partnerships, Tillage
The People of Soil Health Podcast thumbnail.

24. Maria Bowman & Vincent Gauthier – Why Digging Into Farm Financial Data Makes a Difference in Conservation Agriculture

February 23, 2021

Conservation practices sound nice…but what is the financial impact? That is a question we get asked about a lot. While there’s a lot of discussion in agriculture, environmental and policy circles about implementing conservation practices, the reality is that sustainability goals have to match up with farmers’ need to run profitable operations. That is why […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships
SHP field day

The Power of Collaboration in Expanding Soil Health Knowledge

February 18, 2021

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 […]

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Cover crops, Tillage
Cereal rye cover crop

Using conservation programs to offset the cost of cover crops

February 12, 2021

Iowa farmer Dwight Dial shares how he implemented cover crops on his farm in a way that helped offset costs and mitigate the risk of trying a new conservation practice.

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Cover crops, Tillage
Cover crop mix

Finding the most cost-effective approach to cover crops through experimentation

February 12, 2021

An Indiana farmer shares his early experiences with implementing cover crops in a cost-effective way that works for the logistics of his operation.

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Cover crops, Tillage
Cover crop

With cover crop experience comes efficiency

February 11, 2021

Gaesser Farms has adopted cover crops on a large number of acres by finding efficiencies across their operation.

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Cover crops, Field checks
Iowa derecho - vertical tillage in damaged field

What the Iowa Derecho Taught Us

February 11, 2021

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 […]

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Cover crops, Tillage
Brian Ryberg evaluating soil health

Increasing profitability through decreasing tillage

February 10, 2021

Minnesota farmer Brian Ryberg shares how implementing conservation tillage and cover crops resulted in cost savings for his farm.

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Industry partnerships
The People of Soil Health

23. Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune – Focusing on Soil Health at NRCS

February 9, 2021

For Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune, a passion for soil health started long ago, digging in the garden, and grew when she left for college and participated in a study abroad trip in Madagascar. Today, that dedication continues in her role as Director of the Soil Health Division for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation […]

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Cover crops
Cover crops

Before You Plant Green, Remember These 3 Things

February 4, 2021

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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