Articles Tagged with ''Soil health''

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No-Till Passport Series

World Food Prize Winner: Soils Should Have Rights, Too

A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of FAO’s key areas of work
A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) key areas of work. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
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Bill Haddad and Jon Spreng

Hedging Your Long-Term Weed Control Bets to Reduce Herbicide Reliance

No-tiller and crop consultant Jon Spreng, Perrysville, Ohio, says the biggest challenge to combining no-till and cover crops is finding a permanent weed control solution.
Herbicides alone aren’t going to be enough to control weeds in the long run, says Jon Spreng, a no-tiller and crop consultant from Perrysville, Ohio. The current herbicide choices available on the market may last 10-30 years, but unless new active ingredients come along, the fourth-generation grower says he believes that weed resistance will only get worse.
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[Webinar] Measuring and Managing Soil Carbon

Soil carbon is a key factor for soil health, and it is an increasingly important resource for farmers and landowners to manage.  To see a hands-on demonstration of valuable soil carbon management tools, join No-Till Farmer editor Julia Gerlach and Midwest Bio-Tech Vice President Doug Miller as Miller will explore how soil carbon is measured in the lab and demonstrate simple tests you can use on your farm.  He’ll also share what Midwest Bio-Tech has learned about managing soil carbon in farm fields and how it relates to other elements of soil health. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]


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2021 National Cover Crop Summit

Announcing Third Annual National Cover Crop Summit Speakers

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about cover crop establishment, using covers as forage for livestock, how high residue cover crops can reverse soil issues like compaction, and more during the virtual summit, to be held March 17-18, 2021.
This free, two-day virtual event is the third annual National Cover Crop Summit, and promises to be the best one yet, with an outstanding speaker line up and intriguing topics.
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Webinar Replay

[Webinar] Digging into Soil Health: The Role of Soil Microbes

It’s no secret that soil health is important. And for those looking to maximize the health of your soil, leveraging soil microbes to improve soil health and yield is the key. Healthy soils can affect a number of results from crop yield, to disease suppression, nutrient availability and more. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition

Integrating Livestock with a Cover Crop System

A Kansas grower and livestock producer shares how using graze cropping with livestock has helped accelerated soil health benefits during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Adding livestock to a cover crop system is considered the last step in bringing cover crops full circle in an operation. One Kansas grower and livestock producer shares insights from 35-plus years of no-till, 23 years of cover cropping and using livestock to increase his soil’s health and productivity while significantly reducing input costs.
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