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Healthy soils can mitigate climate change
November 21, 2018November 21, 2018
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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, 2018July 31, 2018
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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...

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. ...

What does it mean to be certified?
April 11, 2018April 11, 2018
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What does it mean to be certified?

Consumers may notice a new label on the supermarket shelves this summer. Approximately 15 farmers met in Vermont last month to create the standards for an additional product label under the organic certification program.  They plan to roll out the new label with a test pilot program of 20-60 farms.  The move comes five months...

Rally: Keep the Soil in Organic!
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Rally: Keep the Soil in Organic!

Please join us for a rally to “Keep the Soil in Organic!”  We’ll be convening at the Whole Earth Center, Princeton’s homegrown natural foods grocery. This rally is part of a larger group of rallies happening everywhere.  Please see keepthesoilinorganic.org for more!

Rally: Keep The Soil In Organic
October 20, 2017October 20, 2017
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Rally: Keep The Soil In Organic

Please join us for a rally to “Keep the Soil in Organic!”  We’ll be convening at Princeton’s homegrown natural foods grocery, the Whole Earth Center on October 21st 2-4 pm. Bring a drum or a tambourine and support soil-based organic agriculture! This rally is part of a larger group of rallies happening everywhere.  Please see keepthesoilinorganic.org...

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Carbon Sequestration Workshop

Carbon plays a critical role in soil biology and plant life, forming an essential building block of cell structure, minerals and molecules, and the carbon dioxide that enables plant restoration. It’s estimated that simply the top 12 inches of soil contain over 700 GigaTons of carbon globally – with capacity for at least 136 GT...