The Soil Health Partnership honored World Soil Day yesterday with a fun and educational video. “Farmers to the Rescue: How Healthy Soil Can Save the Planet” reflects on steps that can be take to protect our most vital resource.
“Soil health is the next frontier in agricultural sustainability,” said Nick Goeser, SHP director. “Restoring organic matter through practices like growing cover crops will help soil sequester more carbon while making it more resistant to drought, and more resilient to floods. These are important goals worldwide as the population grows.”
The Soil Health Partnership includes 65 farm sites from nine Midwestern states. The organization helps growers test and measure soil health practices like cover crops, conservation tillage and nutrient management techniques.