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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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Cover crops

Cover Crops: Extending the Life of the Soil

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 […]

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Industry partnerships
farmer standing in field

TNC: Championing Conversations Between Non-Operating Landowners and Farmers

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 […]

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Cover crops
cereal rye up close

Cover Crops: Where do I start?

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 […]

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Cover crops
Lisa with a soil sampler

Cover Crops: Which one should I choose?

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 […]

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