A PROJECT TO MAKE AGRICULTURE MORE PRODUCTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE THROUGH IMPROVED SOIL HEALTH

An NCGA Initiative

 

 

 

Support from

Monsanto

Natural Resources Conservation Service

United Soybean Board

The Walton Family 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

 

Contact
Nick Goeser Ph.D. - BIO

Manager of Soil Health and Sustainability
National Corn Growers Association
soilhealth@ncga.com

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.

 

CONTACT US:

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.

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WE EXPECT TO ADD ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS who are excited to participate in our important work.