Soil Nutrition

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 »

MyLand hires vice president of operational planning to boost regenerative ag

Phoenix, Arizona-based MyLand Co., recently announced Jonah Parker has been hired as vice president of operational planning. In this role Parker will oversee the development and roll-out of MyLand’s regional Soil Health Center network. The... more »

California farm groups seek review of order on fertilizer use

Saying new regional regulations will have a profound impact on food production, farm organizations have petitioned the California State Water Resources Control Board to review a regional board's order limiting applications of fertilizer and other... more »

FFAR and OFRF renew partnership to improve soil health research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) are thrilled to announce the continuation of their partnership to fund on-farm research advancing the climate benefits of organic agriculture systems. Priorities will... more »

Yara to host global launch event for Agoro Carbon Alliance

Yara, a crop nutrition solutions provider, will officially introduce the Agro Carbon Alliance during a global launch event on June 8 at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT). The Agoro Carbon Alliance is Yara's new... more »

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