Innovation For Farming

Meeting Soil Quality Needs

Creative Composting

Quality and Best Use Characterization

Definitive Studies

Biodegradation of Xenobiotics

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Soil health: scrutinizing farming systems, or soil lab practices, or both, for deleterious effects?

Soil tests to examine soil health first arose half a century ago as the new alternative farming movement put pressure on scientists to allow scrutinizing farming systems for potentially deleterious soil effects. But how much does soil testing itself cause deleterious...

What’s Your Soil’s Decomposing Power?

Many persons have recently discovered soil biology at hand of simple demonstration tests - a "popular" one being "soil my undies", where a pair of briefs are buried randomly in soil and unearthed a little later to see to what extent the cotton fabric has decomposed....

Tillage Effects of Organic vs No-Till over a single season.

Tillage is an increasing topic of discussion. Organic is viewed as largely a tillage based system where cultural and mechanical tools include frequent cultivation and often intensive rototilling for weed control. These practices are increasingly criticized as causing...