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New research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign challenges conventional wisdom to show free-living soil microbes are just looking out for themselves.

Dirt or soil is one of the most profound, complex, diverse and arguably important things on earth. Soil is the DNA of life. 

Alan Guebert weighs in on a University of Massachusetts study that revealed 24-46% of topsoil has been lost on intensely-farmed Midwestern land.

Rust Belt Riders started with two people on bikes, picking up food waste to compost for community gardens and small farms, in 2014. The company now composts at a nearly 2-acre site in Independence, Ohio, collecting about 125 tons of food scraps per month and making its own soil blends to sell under its subsidiary, Tilth.

Healthy soils with proper structure and a balance of mineral and organic matter withstand drought and provide moisture to plants during the dry season.

As we approach an ideal time to establish alfalfa, Jeff Stachler asks, "have you thought about what needs to be done to successfully establish alfalfa?"

All farmers should try to prevent soil loss. It doesn't take long before topsoil is compromised and your ability to produce top-yielding crops is hampered.

The Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District honored some of the county's top conservation efforts during the annual meeting Nov. 8.

Researchers studied whether or not coating urea fertilizer granules with maleic-itaconic polymers would help plants get as much nitrogen as possible.

The amount of soil organic carbon differs from soil to soil.