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What Is Soil Health And How Can We Improve It?

The term soil health is used interchangeably with soil quality, but in this article I prefer the use of soil health because it is a more appropriate term in defining soil functions as a living and dynamic natural system. Soil health is a condition, or status, of the soil at a certain place and in a specific environment as compared to a certain reference or benchmark condition.
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No-Till Soybean Fields Give Birds Foothold In Illinois

Researchers report in a new study that several bird species some of them relatively rare are making extensive use of soybean fields in Illinois. The team found significantly more birds and a greater diversity of bird species nesting, roosting and feeding in no-till soybean fields than in tilled fields.
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USDA Announces CRP Signup Period

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the next general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011.
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No-Till Could Save $458 Million

With interest growing in having the government clean up the environment through carbon sequestration and other means, it's a good time to look at a successful 6-year continuous no-till program that's working well in Virginia.
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