Ask anyone in agriculture and they’ll tell you: healthy soils sustain higher yields. Just as important, if less apparent, is the crucial role soil health can play in protecting water quality and other aspects of good environmental stewardship. However, while our industry has seen massive leaps in innovation in seed technology, equipment design and precision planting strategies, we haven’t seen a concentrated effort to aggregate and measure the beneficial effects of innovative soil management strategies. Until now.
HOW DOES THE SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP DEFINE SOIL HEALTH?
We believe soil health is the continued capacity of a soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans.
If you are currently using innovative soil management strategies and are interested in learning how to become one of our demonstration farms send us an email telling us about yourself and your contact information.
An NCGA Initiative
Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Walton Family Foundation
Midwest Row Crop Collaborative
The General Mills Foundation
With Technical Support From
The Environmental Defense Fund
The Nature Conservancy
With Scientific Advice From
Suzy Friedman, Environmental Defense Fund
Daren Harmel, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Jerry Hatfield, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Wayne Honeycutt, Ph.D., NRCS
Doug Karlen, Ph.D., USDA-ARS-MWA
Eileen Kladivko, Ph.D., Purdue University
Larry Clemens, The Nature Conservancy
Mike Plumer, Ph.D., Agricultural Consultant
Charles Rice, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Peter Scharf, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Wally Tyner, Ph.D., Purdue University
Harold Van Es, Ph.D., Cornell University
Nick Goeser Ph.D. - BIO
Director of Soil Health and Sustainability
National Corn Growers Association
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