On the True Origins of Soil Health Testing

On the True Origins of Soil Health Testing

Soil health is a popular concept, often promoted as “regenerative” farming or  “carbon farming” and more, yet it is traceable to very early challenges to conventional farming which triggered the new field. At the recent 2020 Soil Sci Society meetings, Will...
What’s Your Soil’s Decomposing Power?

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

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...