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Soil health is “the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans.” The soil health foundation consists of five principles: 1) Soil armor; 2) minimizing soil disturbance; 3) plant diversity; 4) continual...read more
Equipment Needed: Two clear plastic jars at least 32oz; two 1/4” mesh wire screens cut to fit onto top of jars; dried soil peds Encourage participants to complete a Soil Aggregate Slake Demonstration at their own farm, ranch, garden, etc. Comparisons can be completed...read more
The concept of planting an annual cash crop into a live, standing, green, cover crop is relatively new. The concept has the potential of implementing cover crops into low crop diversity cropping systems in the Northern Plains, which typically have a cold and wet,...read more
by Jay Fuhrer Burleigh County is one million acres in size and is located in south central North Dakota, USA. Prior to statehood in 1889, the original vegetation consisted of mixed-grass native prairie. Presently, half of the county is used to produce crops such as;...read more