Category: Soil

David C Johnson, PhD
January 19, 2020January 19, 2020
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David C Johnson, PhD

Exciting, ground-breaking research in New Mexico by molecular biologist David C. Johnson is adding “biofuel” to arguments that better soil can be a big part of the solution to global climate change!

Liz Carlisle, PhD
January 19, 2020January 19, 2020
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Liz Carlisle, PhD

Carlisle, also a native of Montana, earned a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University.

Bob Quinn, PhD
January 19, 2020January 19, 2020
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Bob Quinn, PhD

A native of Big Sandy, Montana, Dr. Bob Quinn was raised on a conventional family farm started by his grandfather in 1920.

Heal the Soil, Cool the Climate | Green America
December 10, 2018December 10, 2018
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Heal the Soil, Cool the Climate | Green America

Green America is a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, membership organization founded in 1982. Sustainable food and agriculture is one of their primary focus areas. In the most recent issue of their Green American Magazine, they feature a story called “Heal the Soil, Cool the Climate”, by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, with photo credit to Angie Mosier. The...

Healthy soils can mitigate climate change
November 21, 2018January 7, 2020
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Healthy soils can mitigate climate change

Food production levels can survive at the same pace-or perhaps increase-with best soil management practices.  Climate change models should include soil organic carbon to determine its effects on global food production and sustainability. Research completed by Professor Bruno Basso of Michigan State University is the first of its kind to provide critical insight into the...

Web Soil Survey
July 31, 2018January 7, 2020
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Web Soil Survey

The NRCS is a great resource for guidance on soils. They have information on all kinds of soils types and classifications as well as information on soil health and research topics. Take some time to explore the Web Soil Survey, an interactive tool to learn about the different soil types we have here in NJ, and...

Backyard Composting
May 8, 2018May 8, 2018
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Backyard Composting

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is being celebrated during the first full week of May and is a major educational initiative stimulating the compost industry. Its goal is to raise the public’s awareness of the benefits of using compost to help improve soil, grow healthy vegetation, reduce food waste, cut back on the use of...

Get your soil tested this spring
April 25, 2018April 25, 2018
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Get your soil tested this spring

Nutrients in the soil must be in the proper balance for optimal growth and production of lawn and garden plants. Soil macronutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are needed in high amounts and are essential to the plant life cycle. Other nutrients are needed in trace amounts and include iron, cooper, and zinc. ...