Pennsylvania: Soil Health – Can I Increase Organic Matter by 1% This Year? Jan 16, 2018

🕔Jan 16, 2018
This fall, I participated in workshops where a farmer claimed his soil organic matter increased by 1% per year. Is this a realistic goal to shoot for? The source of […]

Soil Health: How Much Does an Acre of Soil 6 Inches Deep Weigh? – DTN Mar 7, 2017

🕔Mar 7, 2017
When it comes to increasing soil health, we most often focus on increasing organic matter.   Practices that build organic matter include reducing tillage, planting more high-residue crops such as […]

No-Till and Cover Crops Cut Expenses: 12 Lessons Learned – DTN Mar 4, 2017

🕔Mar 4, 2017
Nick Vinje didn’t grow up hearing, “This is how we’ve always done things.” That left the self-described city kid more open to change.   After 16 years of conventional farming, […]

Did Dust Bowl’s Ravages End in the 1940s? New Study Says No Oct 30, 2015

🕔Oct 30, 2015
A recent study led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, […]

Flint on Crops: Cover Crops, Why These 3 Types Work Oct 5, 2015

🕔Oct 5, 2015
    The use of cover crops to improve soil quality and to reduce soil erosion is certainly not a new concept but it is enjoying renewed interest. Yearbooks of […]

Flint on Crops: Efficient Water Use, Soil Improvement Necessary Sep 21, 2015

🕔Sep 21, 2015
A year like this one can teach us a lot about the importance of water in the production of crops. Here in the Hills we have to make the most […]

Georgia: Winter Peas for Cover Crop Mar 20, 2015

🕔Mar 20, 2015
Austrian winter peas make a good cover crop and they leave organic matter and some nitrogen for a future crop in the soil since they are a legume. Local grower […]

Soil: How Much Nutrient is Lost from Erosion? Mar 9, 2015

🕔Mar 9, 2015
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 […]

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