Soil Health

Six Ways To Improve Soil Health

No-tillers can learn how to improve the health of their soils with the help of the newly revised book "Building Soil For Better Health," written by two prominent soil scientists.
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Soil Fungi Are The Root Of All Yields

Invisible to the naked eye, soil fungi bring nutrients and water to roots and fend off disease, too
If you asked 1,000 people what part of the plant is responsible for uptake of moisture and nutrients, 999 would say it’s the roots, says Larry Simpson, director of education and training for Mycorrhizal Applications in Grants Pass, Ore.
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Keep Yields From Cooling Off

Cover crops can offset the major causes of yield drag in fields making the transition to no-till and improve the soil biology of fields lacking crop and residue diversity
If you had to scavenge for food from Thanksgiving to Easter, chances are you wouldn’t be very productive and may not survive. The same is true of soil microbes.
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Hire Earthworms For Improved Soil Quality

Hire some earthworms. They're dirt cheap. All they ask for is some decaying organic matter to eat and undisturbed soil. And, boy, will they work!
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