soil health

Sheep grazing appears to have positive impact on soil health

The concept of regenerative agriculture is popular these days. The Rodale Institute states that regenerative agriculture “prioritizes soil health wh... READ MORE »

How plant roots adapt to rocky soil focus of research

Hidden under our feet lies an entire unseen world. The soil teems with life. Microbes, small animals and fungi all call the darkness home. And so... READ MORE »

Spudman presenting SpudWeek webinar series Aug. 10-12

Spudman is hosting a three-part webinar series the second week of August — named SpudWeek — that will dive into topics affecting potato growers. ... READ MORE »

turning-compost-Morgan Composting

Compost blends: a key to optimizing soil health

{Sponsored}  Using compost for increased tuber yields is not a new concept, but in the last decade or so, a renewed interest in learning exactly how... READ MORE »

Regenerative ag firm MyLand surpasses 1 million acres

MyLand Co. LLC announced July 13 it has secured over 1 million acres of farmland for its regenerative services through letters of intent. The compa... READ MORE »

USDA to invest $21 million-plus to soil health initiatives

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 21 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) wil... READ MORE »

Soil health experts offer tips on fumigation best practices

Fumigation can be a necessary means to get soilborne pathogens under control in potato fields. Chemical fumigants reduce the bad in the soil, but als... READ MORE »

New award will study soil compaction

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it ... READ MORE »

Researchers aiming to turn recent microbe data into actions

For thousands of years, humans have altered — often negatively and inadvertently — microbial communities in a quest to improve agricultural crops.... READ MORE »

The relationship between potato tuber yield and thermal stability

In 2011, the Michigan potato industry identified soil health as a key research priority. The following year, it published an informational document (w... READ MORE »


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