soil health

Frecon Farms: 8 decades of Pennsylvania apples

Sustaining soil health is a key ingredient in Frecon Farms’ success. The third-generation farming operation, which grows apples and peaches, began in 1944 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, 37 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Frecon Farms, which celebrates... more »

Washington soil health events cover diverse topics

Washington State University will co-host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge. SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to... more »

Building healthy soil by controlling plant-parasitic nematodes

(Sponsored) Soil — it's the foundation for successfully growing food and fiber crops. If the foundation is not solid, the above-ground plant growth will suffer. Nematodes are one of the most abundant living organisms found... more »

Organic Grower: UGA studies soil in pasture to organic transition

To help new organic growers overcome weed challenges, University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences’ researchers are examining ways to help transition land from conventional to organic production in the Southeast. A UGA... more »

Parks & Rec actor promoting soil, regenerative ag

Actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman takes on his dirtiest role to date: a promotion to attract public attention to regenerative ag and healthy soil. Offerman, a former Parks and Recreation TV series star who... more »

Soil health firm MyLand Co. secures financing

MyLand Company Inc., a soil health company, has successfully closed its Series B funding round, raising a total of $23 million. The financing round was spearheaded by a pair of investors, including Climate Innovation Capital... more »

IFTA Summer Tour: A review of Day 1

The International Fruit Tree Association’s Summer Tour of orchards in Nova Scotia came on the heels of heavy late-July rains in parts of the Canadian Province, but attendees were treated to fine weather and roads... more »

Drones aid crop soil science

Unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs — drones — have many professional uses. American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America wants growers to know how the new world of drones aid crop science research.... more »

Locus Agriculture expands biologicals line

Locus Agriculture has expanded its biological line. The move comes as rising prices and fertilizer availability threaten crop productivity and profitability, U.S. farmers are turning to new biologicals. Biologicals can significantly boost return on investment... more »

Registration opens for Michigan Perennial Farm Ecosystem conference

The second annual Perennial Farm Ecosystem Conference hosted by northern Michigan's Leelanau Conservation District plans to educate growers about a systems approach to growing perennial crops. At the... more »

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