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David Sparks Ph.d Soil Health Mantra
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: August 09, 2018

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An agricultural mantra… Soil health. It’s amazing how much attention is being paid to the soil these days. In the old days… Well I will let Jerry VanElderen a sales manager for Cool Planet who sells a soil health product speak. “At times, soil has been overlooked, and seen merely as ground for holding plants. In fact, Soil health is the capacity of soil to function as a vital and living ecosystem to sustain plants Good soil is alive with billions of microorganisms, and has the proper structure to hold water and nutrients.”

Exactly Jerry. And I just learned of the Soil Health Partnership which is going to launch a New Virtual Reality Video which Tells the Soil Health Story from ‘Every Angle’. The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting both farmer profitability and the environment. With more than 100 working farms enrolled in 12 states, the SHP tests, measures and advances progressive farm management practices that will enhance sustainability and farm economics for generations to come. SHP brings together diverse partners to work towards common goals. At least a ten-year scientific program administered by the National Corn Growers Association, the SHP’s vision is driven by initial and continuing funding and guidance from NCGA, Monsanto, the Walton Family Foundation, the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, General Mills, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and USDA, with technical support from The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund. For more, visit soilhealthpartnership.org

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