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The Costs of Erosion: Topsoil's Role in Food Security

Topsoil is geology modified by biology, physical and chemical processes. Without topsoil, our planet would be just rocks and dust with no meaningful life. The thin layer of topsoil covering our earth gives and sustains almost all of the life we know. It is basic knowledge that a handful of soil contains billions of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes and earthworms to name a few.


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U. Minn. Offers Tips For Pre-Emergence Herbicide Application

Preemergence herbicides can aid in the control of troublesome weeds such as waterhemp and giant ragweed. They can also result in lower weed densities and a more uniform weed height at the time of postemergence herbicide application, aid in the management of herbicide-resistant weeds, and ultimately help protect crop yield potential and profitability.
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Google, nurture.farm Announce Soil Quality Research Collaboration in India

The research will work towards identifying scalable and affordable methods for soil quality measurement across farmland in India

Nurture.farm and Google have entered into a research collaboration to establish a scalable and low-cost method to measure soil health, covering soil organic carbon and other key nutrients in soil. The relationship will focus on the use of hyperspectral image analysis combined with other remote sensing and data collection methods, to accurately measure SOC and other nutrients in soil across a range of soil types and characteristics that comprise the landscape of agricultural practices in India. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries


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Building a Competitive Advantage with No-Till - Dan DeSutter - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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In an industry driven by marginal cost of production, how do you build a competitive advantage that will allow your operation to earn an economic profit consistently? How do no-till, cover crops and active soil biology combine to enhance long-term results? After recently completing an Eisenhower Fellowship in Australia and New Zealand, no-tiller Dan DeSutter of Attica, Ind., shares his adventures in soil health and discuss the relationship between regenerative agriculture and building a profitable business.

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Tweaking Plans for More Profits

Jordan and Katie Hancock of Fulton, Ky., have made adjustments to their equipment and cropping rotation in attempts to protect and improve their soils and profits. To learn about their operation, see the article “Adjusting Equipment, Adding Crops Improves No-Till Operation” from the October 2015 issue.

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