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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 […]Go to resource >
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 […]Go to resource >
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. […]Go to resource >
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 […]Go to resource >
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 […]Go to resource >
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 […]Go to resource >
September 26, 2019
In the farming community “cover crop” is a buzzword, and for good reason. Adding a cover crop to your farm means you are extending the amount of time there is something growing in that soil and that adds many other benefits. The most apparent benefits of cover crops include the following: Improve field conditions: What is […]Go to resource >
September 17, 2019
Non-operating landowners own a significant amount of farmland across the U.S., yet many of them are unaware of the conservation practices being implemented on their land. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is working alongside state commodity organizations to facilitate and champion more conversations between non-operating landowners and farmers to identify opportunities in soil health efforts. According to the U.S. Department […]Go to resource >
September 13, 2019
Cover crops are an effective tool to improve soil health. Cover crops can reduce loss of excess nitrogen and phosphorus, reduce erosion, build up or recycle nutrients, assist with weed control and provide forage or grazing. However, implementing cover crops should not be taken lightly and requires lots of planning, adjusting and typically requires a […]Go to resource >
September 12, 2019
As harvest approaches, we also think about seeding cover crops, if we have not already. What type of cover crop seed you should use depends on your goals. If your goal is to graze cattle on the cover to extend your grazing days, the seed you choose will be different than if you want to […]Go to resource >
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