Content tagged "soil health"

Manure and Soil Biology

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Biology roundtable, our goal was to discover the influence of manure, both positive and negative, on soil biology. We discussed if...

Microarthropods as Bioindicators of Soil Health Following Land Application of Swine Slurry

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 17, 2017

As producers of livestock and agricultural crops continue to focus significant efforts on improving the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of...

USDA-NRCS Conservation Practice Standard: Amending Soil Properties with Gypsum Products

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 17, 2017

The US Department of Agriculture National Resource Conservation Service is tasked with providing support to preserve the nation’s natural resources.  They...

Manure & Soil Health: Roundtables to Advance our Understanding of the State of the Science

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 13, 2017

Farmers and ranchers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of soil quality/health to the productivity and sustainability of their agricultural...

Manure and Cover Crops

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 30, 2017

In the Manure and Cover Crops roundtable, our goal was to discover whether manure and cover crops have complementary benefits related to soil quality. We...

Utilization of Woody Biomass and Manure as Agricultural Soil Amendments in Nebraska

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

While Eastern Redcedar are native to Nebraska and much of the Central U.S., the ability of these trees to thrive in many soils and under a broad range of...

Manure and Soil Health Testing

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 09, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Health Testing roundtable, our goal was to discover what current soil health tests help to quantify manure impacts on soil...

Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 06, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses roundtable, our goal was to discover the influence of manure on soil and runoff. We discussed if certain...

Manure and Soil Health (MaSH) Project

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 06, 2017

During this webinar, speakers introduce new MaSH programs and will present ideas on how research and educational programs can be shared across state borders....

Soil Health For Sustainable Agriculture

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Soil Health For Sustainable Agriculture module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and...

Resources on Manure and Soil Health

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 18, 2017

Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer and soil amendment. Research has shown that manure application can positively impact infiltration rates, soil...

Environmental Benefits of Manure Application

Animal Manure Management Updated: December 20, 2016

For centuries, animal manure has been recognized as a soil “builder” because of its contributions to improving soil quality. Environmental benefits are...

Swine Manure Application Method Impact on Soil Arthropods

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Soil arthropod populations and diversity provide an indication of the biological quality of soil, which can impact soil fertility. Arthropods include...

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