soil health


Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which one leads to healthier grass?

By Coach Mark Smallwood Originally appeared at www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic images of children running barefoot through the grass. However, lawns are a quintessentially American phenomenon, and when you begin to … Continued

Nutrient management in organic no-till systems

by Dr. Gladis Zinati No-till management is generally recognized for its potential to improve soil quality, significantly reduce runoff and erosion, sequester atmospheric CO2, increase nitrogen conservation, as well as reduce  machinery, labor and fuel costs. However conventional no-till relies … Continued

Recipe for great growth

By Coach Mark Smallwood Originally appeared at www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of village you might think. While inviting friends and neighbors over to help plant in the spring, harvest … Continued

Technical Bulletin: No-till management for sustainable and organic systems

  No-till practices were first introduced as a soil conservation tool, and to decrease labor requirements and fuel use. Numerous studies have also shown that soil is more protected from erosion and run-off in no-till systems and that no-till yields … Continued

Applied no-till for carbon-positive farming

By Christine Ziegler-Ulsh and Rita Seidel In the fall of 2008 the Rodale Institute partnered with Iowa State University, Michigan State University, North Dakota State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota and select farmers on a project to develop … Continued