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Researchers collaborate to help Carolina cotton growers conserve soil

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Earth’s population is expected to increase by more than 2 billion people by 2050 and, to help ensure there is enough food and fiber to go around, keeping soils healthy is crucial. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil nutrient management specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, believes using cover crops and conservation tillage in cotton may be just what the ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter to host soil health forum March 17

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The Louisiana State University AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a soil health forum March 17. It is supported by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and National Resource Conservation Service. The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation awarded a grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund a four-year research project on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields. The primary goal of the ... Read More »

Arkansas cotton farmers to share methods to boost soil health Feb. 16

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Improving soil health is in the best interest of Arkansas cotton farmers, but producers use different strategies for doing so. Bill Robertson, Extension cotton agronomist, and Matt Fryer, Extension soil instructor, both with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will moderate an online roundtable discussion with three Arkansas cotton producers about their experiences and methods for managing soil ... Read More »

Feb. 9 webinar showcases enhancing Texas soil health

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Texas producers wanting to learn more about adopting soil health management can attend the virtual “Soil Health in Texas: Lessons from Long-term Study Sites” on Feb. 9. This episode will feature Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. The Soil Health Institute, SHI, is the non-profit charged with enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils. ... Read More »

Soil Health Institute collaborates on farmer-owned carbon program

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The Soil Health Institute is collaborating with Truterra as the scientific partner for soil metrics and sampling design for TruCarbon, the first farmer-owned carbon program in the United States. TruCarbon will help farmers generate and sell carbon credits to private-sector buyers. It is a partnership between Arden Hills, Minnesota-based grower cooperative, Land O’Lakes, and Truterra, which the co-op launched in ... Read More »

California farmers plan to share their soil health handiwork Feb. 23

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A group of California farmers will share their experiences improving soil health in cotton production by growing cover crops, reducing tillage, applying compost and other practices during an online session at 11 a.m. Feb. 23. The free webinar is part of an eight-episode series titled Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, in which U.S. cotton farmers and soil health ... Read More »

Seminar links soil health measures to cotton prices

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• By Dennis Pollack • California cotton growers have often dreamed of finding themselves in tall cotton. These days, they might just find themselves in a tall cotton cover crop—as high as 5 or 6 feet, according to one expert on the value of cover cropping to improve soil health. That expert was among speakers at a University of California ... Read More »