Soil Health

Farm soil

NRCS-UNL Collaborative Research on the Soil Health Gap Analysis in Nebraska

April 12, 2022
The Soil Health Gap concept can assist producers in estimating differences of soil health under varying management practices that may have accumulated since cultivation began.

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Motivation and Challenges in Adopting Soil Health Practices

February 17, 2022
Results of a Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force survey that analyzed growers' motivation and challenges in cover crop, nutrient and other soil health management practices across the state.

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Third Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop March 2 in Bridgeport

February 2, 2022
Speakers from UNL and other academic institutions, as well as the USDA NRCS will present information on soil health, soil health programs and management practices that affect soil health in the region.

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Cover crops in field

2022 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 2 in David City

January 20, 2022
Topics of this year's conference will include incorporating manure into a cropping system, using cover crops for weed suppression, winter hardy small grains for grazing and silage, cover crop planting equipment options and more.

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Cover crop infograph

On-farm Research Indicates Importance of Cover Crops for Soil Health in Nebraska

January 20, 2022
UNL researchers share the results of a multi-year USDA-NRCS Soil Health Initiative study, which closely investigated the impact of cover crops on soil health in Nebraska.

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Soil in hands

Funding Available for Farmers to Establish Soil Health Demonstration Projects

January 19, 2022
The funding will compensate producers for conducting strip trials of cover crops vs. no cover crops within a diverse crop rotation using no-till planting, as well as developing case studies and hosting field days.

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Gillespie soil presentation

Dan Gillespie Soil Health Fund Established to Promote Regenerative Agriculture

December 16, 2021
The Dan Gillespie Soil Health Fund was created this year to celebrate and honor the Battle Creek farmer's longtime dedication to soil health and regenerative agriculture in Nebraska, including 33 years as USDA NRCS' no-till specialist.

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University to Host Soil Health Summit on Nov. 19

November 11, 2021
Numerous Husker faculty members will discuss biological, chemical, environmental and physical properties of soil, as well as conservation strategies and producer practices. Deadline to register for the free summit is Friday, Nov. 12.

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