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American Farmland Trust focusing on water quality in Upper Scioto
The Scioto watershed is the second highest for phosphorus and nitrogen loads in Ohio. The American Farmland Trust hopes to get that area next in line for H2Ohio funding and other assistance to address water quality issues connected to farmland.
Make sure you keep soil nutrient management records
Soil sampling on a regular basis, nutrient management records and knowing crop removal rates are must-haves for a successful harvest.
Midwestern farming must adapt to reduce topsoil loss
Alan Guebert weighs in on a University of Massachusetts study that revealed 24-46% of topsoil has been lost on intensely-farmed Midwestern land.
Report: Tillage can be tool in soil health management
Tillage can be part of a holistic soil health management system, according to results of a study released by Pasa Sustainable Agriculture.
Finding the common ground with soil
Ongoing soil degradation requires action. Many farmers are already making efforts to improve soil health, but everyone needs to be part of the solution.
Soil health coalition formed in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Soil Health Coalition, founded by 15 partner organizations, will focus on farmer support, educational events and research projects.
Is runoff the true soil issue in Ohio?
What if we look at the harmful algal bloom problem as an infiltration issue instead of a runoff issue?
Holmes Co. aerial cover crop program takes off
Holmes County's aerial cover crop program saves farmers money and helps stop erosion and retain moisture and nutrients in the soil.
Soil testing can help farmers make land more productive
Soil tests can provide a lot of information that can help guide you with what you should be putting on your fields.
Soil testing can increase forage, crop production
A small investment in a current soil test can make all the difference for accurate fertilizer rates, as well as increased forage or crop production.