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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.

Looking for a simple confirmation of healthy or unhealthy, farmers are burying underwear to test their soil. It's called the #SoilYourUndies challenge.

The local results showed that many, if not most, of the farms needed to adjust pH through liming, as well as increase their fertilization plans.

Keeping the soil covered and active, with a living root zone for more of the year, leads to long-term soil improvements, productivity, and profitability.