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Cover crops

Aerial Applied Cover Crop Seeding

June 4, 2020

One of the main challenges many farmers face with cover crops is finding the time to execute their cover crop plan. Time is scarce and valuable during the fall due to harvest, so some farmers choose to seed during the cash crop growing season. Not all seeding methods work for every farmer, and there are many options out there.

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Cover crops

05. Mike Jordan, Cover Crops in Hard Places

June 2, 2020

Mike Jordan, a wheat farmer in Kansas, joined the Soil Health Partnership to gain access to expertise and see if he could make cover crops work on his farm after a few years of trying it on his own with only minimal success. After years of inconsistent success with cover crops, Mike is taking a new approach.

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Cover crops, Tillage

3 Ways Cover Crops Impact No-Till Success

May 28, 2020

No-till provides many benefits, including building soil structure, increasing water holding capacity and infiltration, increasing worm counts, in addition to reducing soil erosion. Cover crops are a great tool to use in conjunction with  no-till to enhance soil health benefits.

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Farmer programs

SHP Expands into Tennessee

May 28, 2020

The Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy are pleased to announce the expansion into Tennessee through foundational support from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Natural Resources Conservation Service. Through a collaborative effort to bring the SHP network to Tennessee, 16 farmers will be signed up to participate in one of two trial setups. The Strip Trials […]

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Cover crops, Field checks
Soil Sessions

Aerial Seeding

May 26, 2020

Join John Stewart, SHP Field Manager for Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for a Soil Session discussing aerial seeding. During this webinar John discusses the basics of aerial seeding and how it could benefit your operation, including: aerial seeding equipment, identifying an aerial applicator, and considerations before aerial seeding. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by […]

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SHP team

SHP Welcomes New Intern

May 21, 2020

This summer, the Soil Health Partnership welcomes Krystin Oborny to the staff as an intern. Throughout the summer, Krystin will be assisting with various SHP projects.

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Soil health indicators

04. Kristin Poley, Putting Data to Work

May 19, 2020

Kristin Poley, SHP Michigan Research Manager, is focused on building research partnerships that help answer key soil health and water quality questions. She leverages Michigan’s diverse regions to examine the many challenges and motivations farmers experience while trying to build soil health.

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Soil sampling

The Dos and Don’ts of Soil Sampling

May 14, 2020

Soil sampling can be a great step in the pursuit of healthier soils, but it is not always easy to get soil sampling right. The correct procedures yield the best data, and the best data helps farmers achieve the healthiest soil. But how do you get the best data?

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Industry partnerships, Soil health indicators

03. Dr. LaKisha Odom, Comprehensive Soil Health

May 5, 2020

Dr. LaKisha Odom is the Scientific Program Director for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. With partnerships at the core of her work, Dr. Odom oversees the Soil Health Initiative, an example of how organizations can leverage their expertise and learnings to accelerate the adoption of soil health practices.

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Industry partnerships, Soil sampling
Soil Sessions

Soil Sampling Tips, Hosted by Dr. Nick Ward

April 28, 2020

Join Dr. Nick Ward, President of Ward Laboratories, Inc. for a Soil Session discussing soil sampling. During this webinar we will discuss the need for soil sampling and various soil sampling practices, including: Sample and sub sample numbers, sample depth and sample location Tools for successful soil sampling Costs to soil sample Plant sampling Soil […]

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