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Unlock the Secrets to Soil Health

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Experts talk soil health – Newsletter articles
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This series of short, but informative newsletter articles featuring experts from across the country will help your readers better understand the basics and benefits of improving the health of their soil. Feel free to download the files, share them on your web site or in your newsletters – and help “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.”
Unlock Soil

#1: Discover the cover: Farmers realize benefits, challenges of soil-improving cover crops

#2: When it comes to water, cover crops give more than they take, expert says

#3: No-till, cover crops go hand-in-hand to build healthy soils, expert says

#4: For maximum benefit, mix it up, cover crop expert recommends

#5: Many considerations ‘in the mix’ when choosing cover crops, expert says

#6: Different cover crops yield different benefits, expert says

#7: Expert: Cover crops key in preventing yield losses when converting to no-till

#8: Fence rows provide insights into restoring healthy soils, expert says

#9: ‘Home-grown innovation’ needed for wide-spread cover crop use, expert says

#10: Radishes offer advantages in cover crop mix, expert says

#11: Expert urges farmers to ask—and answer—five questions before cover cropping