Soil Nutrition

Sascha Welz joins MyLand as chief operating officer

MyLand, a soil health company, announced Aug. 10 that Sascha Welz has joined the company as chief operating Officer. Welz will oversee the engineering and system design, innovation, algae production, Ag Science, manufacturing, and remote... more »

‘Building Soils for Better Crops’ focuses on soil health fundamentals

Now more than ever, it is abundantly clear that healthy soils play an essential role in productive agricultural systems. Soils are foundational to the food we eat and fundamental to life on earth. Focusing on... more »

Soil Health Institute announces speakers for its annual meeting

The Soil Health Institute, the nonprofit organization that works to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils, announced July 6 its lineup of agricultural leaders, scientists, and practitioners who will speak at its... more »

MyLand names Shelley Baugh senior director of marketing

MyLand Co. LLC announced June 24 the hiring of Shelley Baugh as senior director of marketing. Baugh will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, communications, and public relations for the organization. Based in Phoenix,... more »

Applying compost in apple orchards could reduce need for synthetic fertilizer

As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what’s the key to growing a quality apple? Apple trees need access to important nutrients, which come from the soil. However, soil is... more »

UMaine researchers study how changing rainfall patterns could affect strawberries

University of Maine researchers are studying how changes in rainfall patterns caused by climate change could affect strawberries in the Northeast. Principal investigator Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, and her research team... more »

Soil Health Institute sets its virtual 2021 annual meeting

The Soil Health Institute, the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, announced June 9 its much-anticipated annual meeting will be held on Aug. 11-12. This year’s theme is “Enriching... more »

Fertilizer rates for specialty crops require accurate calculations

A common question this time of the year is: "I have done my soil test, and it says I need to add a certain amount of nutrients. How do I determine what fertilizer to apply... more »

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PickTrace labor management expands services

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Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

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