2015 is the International Year of Soils. Organizations around the world are drawing attention to the critical role that soils play in sustaining human health. Most of our food is grown on soil. The soil’s fertility determines a large part of the nutritional value of that food. Read more
Without underground (subsurface) drainage, the incredible bounty of some of our most productive agricultural land would be dramatically compromised. Tile drainage can transform poorly drained fields, facilitating timely planting in wet springs, increasing rooting depth, and dramatically increasing crop yields. Read more
A wide range of topics were covered at the event revolving around conservation tillage and its innumerable benefits.
While farmers have used gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) for centuries, it has received renewed attention in recent years. This resurgence is due in large part to ongoing research and practical insights from leading experts that highlight the many benefits of gypsum.
The loss of organic matter and its nutrient value by erosion has significant effect on both the long-term sustainability of the soil nutrient pool and soil productivity. Nutrient availability in the soil to plants is inherently linked to the soil organic matter pool that is replenished through plant-animal-soil-atmosphere interactions, creating different pools of organic matter. Read more