Soil Nutrition

USDA offers cooperative agreements for community compost, food waste reduction

USDA announced May 17 the availability of up to $2 million for local governments to host Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot projects for fiscal year 2021. The cooperative agreements support projects that... more »

Crop advisors, general public offered online nitrogen management course

The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10. The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen... more »

Earth Day brings to mind the need to preserve soil health

For those of us fortunate to be working in the agriculture industry, our everyday is Earth Day. We have a connection to the earth unlike any other. Almost all... more »

USDA invests $21.7M in to aid soil health, climate-smart ag and forestry

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 21 that the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will invest at least $21.7 million in several key programs to help agricultural producers manage the impacts of climate... more »

Climate change lecture to highlight promise of regenerative agriculture

It’s unusual to come across a documentary about climate change that strikes an optimistic note, but that’s what Netflix viewers were treated to last September with the premiere of “Kiss the Ground.” The documentary, narrated... more »

Plasticulture strawberries across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia need fertilization

Plasticulture strawberries are blooming now across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Plasticulture strawberries should have had nitrogen applications prior to bloom. Base recommendations are 25 lbs/a of N at green-up and another 25 lbs/a of N... more »

Team to study soil compaction on farms in Washington and beyond

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it hard for plants to send out roots, inhibits plant nutrient absorption and... more »

David Coorts named vice president of technical development for BPS Agriculture

BPS Agriculture has elevated David Coorts to vice president of technical development. BPS Ag, a Texas-based, diversified agriculture holding company currently incubates three start-ups: Verano365, Farm Shield and PureAcre. The entities utilize the firm’s proprietary... more »

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