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5 Soil Health Principles

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...

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Soil Aggregate Slake Demonstration Talking Points

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...

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What is Planting Green?

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,...

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Video Database

Soil Health Principles

Paul Jasa Videos

General Videos

Justin Zahradka

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

Ken Miller Ranch – ND Grasslands Symposium

Allan Savory – ND Grasslands Symposium

Black Leg Ranch – ND Grasslands Symposium

David Montgomery