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...
Universal Soil Health? Not likely!

Universal Soil Health? Not likely!

Soil health testing is certainly popular, but much less popular should be scoring everyone against the same yardstick –  despite the location. Presently, that’s common practice with labs offering soil health tests according to Woods End Lab. A new approach...
Remembering the early roots of soil health testing

Remembering the early roots of soil health testing

Soil health testing may well have come about due to events 40 years ago this summer. In 1977, The Ministry of Agriculture of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) released a definitive study which compared conventional farming methods with “biological” – defined as farms...