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Nutrient management
Videos

A Quick Guide to Nutrient Management from Soil Health Partnership

April 7, 2021

SHP Field Development Director Elyssa McFarland shares tips on what should be considered when developing your nutrient management program. Learn more at soilhealthpartnership.org.

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Tillage
Videos

8 Tips for Transitioning to No-Till

April 7, 2021

SHP Field Development Director Elyssa McFarland shares eight tips for transitioning to no-till. Learn more at soilhealthpartnership.org.

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Soil sampling
Videos

A Quick Guide to Soil Sampling from Soil Health Partnership

April 7, 2021

Soil sampling is a key part of understanding soil health. Work with your agronomist or SHP Field Manager to determine the best sampling and testing plan for your farm, and visit https://www.soilhealthpartnership.org​ to learn more.

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Farmer programs
The People of Soil Health

Ep. 27: Elyssa McFarland – What’s In Store for SHP?

April 6, 2021

Elyssa McFarland started out on the ground floor of the Soil Health Partnership. Initially coming in as an independent contractor, Elyssa quickly became an SHP field manager. She was part of rolling out the first trial sites in Iowa and watched the program expand into what it is today.  “[Soil Health Partnership] did have that […]

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Farmer programs
Greg Whitmore Keith Byerly John Mesko in a soybean field

Soil Health – An Investment in the Long-Term

April 1, 2021

Soil Health Partnership was born from a shared vision of developing a farmer-led research network that could measure the impacts of implementing soil health practices on working farms. Greg Whitmore of Shelby, Neb. was one of those leading farmers. One of the original 14 SHP farmers, Greg believes in the soil health mission and has […]

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Precision ag/Data, Soil science
Soil Sessions

Yield Data & Its Impact on Soil Health Research

March 31, 2021

Keith Byerly (SHP Field Team Director–West) and Jacob Ness (SHP Geospatial Data Analyst) discuss how yield data is processed, how SHP uses yield data in our soil health research, and other ways yield information can be used.

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Cover crops, Nutrient management

Cover Crops Critical to Erosion Control in Missouri

March 28, 2021

For Tim and Trent Gottman, building soil health through reduced tillage and cover crops is critical to reducing erosion on their Missouri farm. By keeping the soil in place, they hold onto valuable nutrients and help protect nearby waterways.

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Soil sampling
SHP taking a soil core sample

Preparing for Soil Sampling This Spring

March 25, 2021

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Which is why soil sampling is a critical tool when it comes to measuring your soil health. Soil test results don’t just reflect nutrients; they can also paint a picture of the biological and physical properties of your soil to provide the best roadmap for your cropping season.  […]

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Cover crops, Tillage
The People of Soil Health

Ep. 26: Daryl Maple – The Power of the On-Farm Learning Process

March 23, 2021

For Daryl Maple, Maple Farms is much more than just a farming operation. It’s a legacy. Purchased by his great-grandfather in 1930, Daryl – alongside his cousins, brother and father – still own and operate the original 160 acres, in addition to the expanded area that has come with more than 90 years of experience. Being […]

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Farmer programs, Soil science
Soil Sessions

An Update on the Work and Impact of Soil Health Partnership

March 22, 2021

Soil Health Partnership Senior Director John Mesko provides an update on the organization’s efforts and the impact of our work.

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