By: Tom Oder Sustainable agricultural practices add essential carbon to soil's organic matter, which could be key to reviving soil quality Declining soil health could mean problems ahead as the world's population grows. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr) The world’s soils are in jeopardy. Some scientists think agricultural soils are in such serious decline that … Continue reading Could carbon farming save our soils?
K-State expert: Why soil is necessary component for life to exist By Kansas State University January 14, 2015 | 11:40 am EST COMMENTS PRINT Soil, along with water, air and sunlight, are essential components for any life to exist, including crops such as wheat. Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout … Continue reading K-State expert: Why soil is necessary component for life to exist | Ag Professional
Soil health and zero hunger challenge By M S Swaminathan Jan 14 2015 Long ago, Aristotle described the soil as the stomach of the plant. Nearly 90 per cent of the world’s food supply comes from crops or animals reared on the soil. According the FAO, our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, … Continue reading Soil health and zero hunger challenge | mydigitalfc.com
It might not be easy to get perfect soil but you can make your soil a little more useful. By adding organic material and constantly working your soil, you will improve it but it can be a slow job that takes many seasons. Plants need air for their roots, water and nutrients - the basic … Continue reading Mr Digwell’s podcast: improving garden soil
Plan to be in Holyoke, CO, on February 12 & 13, 2015, for an exciting, informative and motivational event with Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta. "The Farming Evolution 2015" will be held at the Event Center on the fairgrounds in Holyoke, CO. Thursday's program will focus on farming while Friday will look at the ranching … Continue reading Farmers and Ranchers: When was the last time you felt enthusiastic about the soils on your operation?
Now let’s talk about soil; soil is vital to the health of both people and the planet. It is often the most overlooked of all agricultural inputs. The UN General Assembly declared Y 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil. According to The … Continue reading We All Need And Depend On Healthy Soil
Arid soils in Mauritania (Photo: Oxfam International) THE United Nations has declared 2015 as the “International Year of Soils”, and with good reason. Soil is one of the most important resources that we have, if not the most important. It sustains all our agricultural and livestock food production, wood for fuel production, filters water so that we can drink it … Continue reading 2015 is the ‘Year of Soils’. Here are the 6 chilling facts every African should be aware of