South Dakota Project Reveals Benefits of Healthy Soils

With 2015 the International Year of Soils, agriculture scientists using no-till methods including planting crop cover that enhanced and conserved soil also retained much more water and raised crop yields substantially.

Topsoil and the Carbon Cycle: Soil Carbon Farming Test Plots in California Set to Expand

Scientists and researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and University of California at Davis are expanding a pilot project to test a version of “carbon farming” in parts of the San Joaquin Delta of California. Instead of growing crops the project aims to produce soil, specifically the peatland found here when the delta was mostly marsh and wetland. When the…

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