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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
By Jon Stika, AGDAILY.com If you have spent any amount of time around a 3-year-old child, you know that their favorite question is, “Why?” A young child asks this question over and over in order to understand everything in the world around them because everything is...read more
What is the value of healthy soil? Before a value can be estimated, we need to describe - What is soil health? Soil health is a combination of physical, chemical, and biological properties that impact the function and productivity of the soil with several of these...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