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‘We Treat it Like Dirt’: Desertification on the March in Europe?

Managing arable soil inventories for future food production isn’t just a challenge here in North America. Read on to see what experts say is happening to soil resources in the European Union. Read More

No-Tillers Getting a Yield, Soil Health Boost from Intercropping

Canadian no-tillers often complain their growing season is too short to add cover crops to their rotation or diversify their cash crops. Read More

Living Soil: A Documentary

This 60-minute documentary features innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. "Living Soil" was directed by Chelsea Myers and Tiny Attic Productions based in Columbia, Missouri, and produced by the Soil Health Institute through the generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Read More

[Video] Ag Leader at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference

No-Till Farmer caught up with Russ Mormon, sales representative for Ag Leader Technology, at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. A title sponsor of the event, Russ talked about how new developments with their cloud-based AgFiniti system can assist farmers in creating and implementing planting prescriptions. Read More

[Webinar] Understanding Soil Health — Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

In this webinar, sponsored by AgroLiquid, Dr. Zouheir Massri, Soil Physics & Fertility Research Manager, discusses soil health as it relates to soil functionality and where we need to go to take soil health to the next level. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.] Read More

No Shortcuts on Green Bridge Management for Soilborne Diseases

Withspring planting right around the corner, some are thinking about the ‘green bridge’ and how long to wait before planting. Researchers from Washington State University consider whether there’s a benefit to using paraquat instead of glyphosate for a quick burn-down. Read More

USDA Announces Sign-Up Period for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. The NRCS plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. Read More
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Sorghum Compounds Fight Aphids, May Lead to Eco-Friendly Pesticide

Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to researchers at Penn State who studied plant-insect interactions that included field, greenhouse and laboratory components. Read More
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NCGA Releases Pollinator Protection Guide

In the Midwest Corn Belt, corn often covers 40 percent of the landscape or more. In partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition, the National Corn Growers Association identifies potential effects of agricultural practices on bees at each stage of production and recommends ways to mitigate those impacts. Read More

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