The Soil Health Institute has released a series of virtual soil health field days. The video tours include conversations with cotton growers and soil health specialists in Arkansas and South Carolina, according to a news release. The series of 13 videos are publicly available on institute’s YouTube Channel.
Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton
Two-state tour — 13 virtual field day events
Building soil health — the view from Arkansa
• Building Soil Health in Arkansas
• Cotton Soil – Conventional and No-Till
• Introducing the Furrow Runner Plow
• Cover Crop Seed Selection
• Cover Crop Seed Mixes
• Wide Row Cotton
Building soil health — the view from South Carolina
• Soil Health in Richland County (South Carolina)
• Measuring Bulk Density
• Measuring Soil Temperature
• Principles of Regenerative Agriculture
• Warm Season Cover Crop Mixes
• Warm Season Cover Crop Growth
• Wrapping Up in Richland County (South Carolina)
The virtual field day videos are part of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project, which provides farmer-focused education and training delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists. They partner with local soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors who have implemented successful soil health management systems.
The project aims to increase the adoption of soil health management systems among cotton producers while documenting environmental and economic benefits.
Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is supported by Wrangler brand, the VF Corp. Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. For more information about the project and to access the video series, visit https://soilhealthinstitute.org/soil-health-training/.