Soil Health

Gore to U.N.: No-Till Has Role In Climate Health

Developing emissions markets to encourage farmers in poor countries to store more carbon dioxide in no-till soil should be a key topic on the U.N. climate talks agenda, global warming activist Al Gore said.
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Take The Pressure Off Your No-Till Soils

Ag engineer Randy Raper offers some helpful hints for no-tillers wanting to tread more lightly for compaction prevention and management.
Some things, like coal, do their best work under pressure; soils, however, do not. Compaction causes a laundry list of troubles, including ponding water, reduced nutrient availability, erosion, poor root development and the list goes on.
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Soil Amendments May Be Missing Piece Of The Production Puzzle

Soil amendments work in harmony with other inputs to increase water infiltration, correct compaction and maximize crop production.
If only farming were as easy as poking a seed in the ground in the spring and harvesting a bumper crop in the fall. The more we learn about farming, however, the more we realize what a science it actually is - and a complex one at that!
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