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Industry partnerships
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SHP Partners with GEMS to Store and Manage Data

October 31, 2019

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Minnesota GEMS platform (Genetics, Environment Management, Socio-Economics) to re-engineer SHP data flow and securely store, manage, and integrate data. “SHP looks forward to the partnership growing each year. The first year, we are focusing on securely storing and backing up data, connecting […]

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Industry partnerships
Bradley Crookston

Research Collaborations: SHP Supports Student

October 29, 2019

A new series within the “Digging In” Blog focuses on collaborations among the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), Universities and other Institutions. One such collaboration is between Soil Health Partnership and Utah State University (USU). When SHP was being established in 2014, Dr. Matt Yost, now an assistant professor at USU, became connected with SHP while conducting research at the USDA […]

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Cover crops
Soil Sessions

Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn

October 29, 2019

Join SHP Research Fellow, Dr. Aaron Brooker, as he recaps his research on interseeding cover crops in corn that was conducted at Michigan State University as part of his Ph.D research. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by the Soil Health Partnership that provides monthly, in-depth updates on various SHP programs and research findings. Soil […]

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Industry partnerships

New PED Talks Video Series Digs into Soil Health

October 29, 2019

A series of 10-to-15-minute, science-centered “PED Talks” on soil health has been posted on YouTube. Soil peds are aggregated particles of sand, silt, clay and organic matter. Like their namesake, PED Talks combine soil-related topics including explanations of soil health, how we can improve it, and the progress that’s being made to ensure we have the healthy […]

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Soil sampling
Keith in wheat field

SHP Dives Deeper Into Soil Health Testing

October 24, 2019

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) takes soil sampling and testing very seriously. SHP administers higher resolution grid samples, pulls more depths of soil, and dives deeper into soil health testing than most agronomy specialists. We can do so because this is the focus of our team: giving farmers more data to help make long-term management decisions. Over our […]

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Soil sampling

Tracking Better Data

October 17, 2019

Data is a powerful tool in your operation, and we often look at our yield and soil properties as the most valuable. It is important to remember though, the real value of soil health data is not in any one sample. The value is being able to look at the changes over time and applying […]

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SHP team

Mesko To Lead SHP as Senior Director

October 14, 2019

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to announce John Mesko as Senior Director of the organization. Mesko leads SHP leveraging a farmer-focused mission, a strong internal team and a growing community of collaboration. Mesko is expanding the resource base for the important work of building soil health and creating a sustainable future for farming and food. […]

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Soil health indicators
precision ag tablet

Calibrating Yield Monitors for Accurate Data

October 10, 2019

Harvest is an exciting and extremely busy time of year. There is no other season when you have more wheels in motion than there are right now. And the preparation that has gone into this season is nothing short of spectacular. From maintenance on combine heads to rebuilding auger flightings, there seems to be no […]

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soybean close up

Data Privacy is a Core Principle of SHP

October 3, 2019

Did you know that SHP takes data privacy and security very seriously? It has been a core principle of our program from the very beginning, and it is one way we show our farmers how much we respect them and the work they are doing. The farmers we work with are trusting us with their data to […]

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SHP team
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Dr. Aaron Brooker Joins SHP as Research Fellow

October 1, 2019

Dr. Aaron Brooker recently joined the Soil Health Partnership’s (SHP) growing team as a Research Fellow. In this newly created role, Dr. Brooker is supporting the SHP integration into the GEMS data platform at the University of Minnesota and is developing an independent research project with SHP data. “We are looking forward to having Dr. Brooker’s expertise onboard at […]

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