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June 25, 2019
In this Soil Sessions Webinar, we discuss why SHP soil samples, give an introduction to soil health and soil health indicators, and describe the SHP soil sampling procedure. During this webinar you will learn: Our soil sampling protocol How we are measuring and storing our data Specific interpretations from our current soil samples Soil Sessions […]Go to resource >
June 25, 2019
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) Executive Director, Dr. Shefali Mehta testified today at a House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry hearing in support of investment in soil health practices. The SHP, a program of the National Corn Growers Association, is a farmer-led effort that has built a network of over 220 farmers in 15 […]Go to resource >
June 20, 2019
No matter the region, farmers are always looking to give back more than what they reap from the soil. By reducing soil erosion, adding biomass, sequestering carbon and improving nutrient cycling, cover crops can be a huge benefit to farmers. Cover crops are not a new idea, but best practices have to be determined for […]Go to resource >
May 30, 2019
Throughout the whole corn belt, there has been one thing in common this planting season – rain. Here in Northeast Indiana, it has caused some major headaches and issues. Currently, as of May 21st, our farm has not turned one wheel in the whole operation. There are many others in this same boat in the […]Go to resource >
May 21, 2019
To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title. “Iowa Corn® is looking forward to the results from the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) uncovering significant benefits in soil improvements […]Go to resource >
May 16, 2019
Planting annuals in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. And one of the simplest techniques to do this across the Midwest is to plant cereal rye after a corn crop ahead of next year’s soybeans. Cereal rye is very winter hardy and can […]Go to resource >
May 4, 2019
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP)’s objective is to measure and communicate the economic and environmental benefits of different soil management strategies, and provide a set of regionally-specific, data‑driven recommendations to farmers. Partnerships with other data-driven organizations can help fully realize that goal, which is why SHP is joining the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) in […]Go to resource >
May 2, 2019
For many of you in the Midwest, 2018 brought some challenges. Lots of rain, lots of snow and lots of moisture that made harvest and any sort of fieldwork difficult. Many of the farmers we talked to didn’t get the chance to complete all of their fall tillage due to poor field conditions. This spring […]Go to resource >
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