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Basics of soil health
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to improving the soil health of Upper Midwest farms
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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U of M soil researchers seek to understand life in earth
Jay Bell, a soil science professor at the U of M, wants you to know this isn’t just dirt. It holds great beauty — “Isn’t this gorgeous?” he says at one point. “For me, I have pictures of soil hanging on my wall because that’s like artwork.” Art perhaps, but the science of soil can have far-reaching effects, including climate change.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grand Forks, N.D., conference promotes soil health
The Red River Valley region’s soil formed over 9,000 years. Speakers at a Grand Forks, N.D., conference have some suggestions on how farmers and ranchers can keep their precious soil healthy and productive.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Workshop tackles soil salinity
CUMMINGS, N.D. — Problems with soil salinity didn’t pop up overnight, and area farmers shouldn’t expect fast or simple solutions, experts say.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Plant-soil interaction could combat weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Peak soil’ depletion raises global prices
LONDON — The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth’s thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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New project will study cover crops, soil health in northeast ND
Soil health is drawing growing attention from Upper Midwest farmers, and a newly funded project seeks to help farmers in northeast North Dakota promote soil health through cover crops.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Researchers suggest studies into soil damage
URBANA, Ill. — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Wis. rancher pushes for healthy soil
LUCK, Wis. — For decades, Mike Miles has stood up — or sat in — for his beliefs. Now, the Luck, Wis., farmer is determined to make the world better in a small way that has a big impact.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Special to the Pioneer Press - News

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Bare soil kills pests and friendly insects
Cover crops are all the rage these days, and might be a part of the solution for problems confronting the long-term sustainability of agricultural production in the U.S.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No-till group draws soil farmers, experts
Farmers and ranchers from North Dakota and Canada are meeting this week in Dickinson, N.D., to learn and discuss the latest science behind no-till farming.
Wednesday, January, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Lincoln-Oakes Nursery name, mission, location
The Lincoln-Oakes Nursery is owned by the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts, which says its mission is promoting “sound and practical soil and water conservation practices” in North Dakota.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Editor Lisa Gibson is back with another preview of the upcoming issue. The March 24 Agweek edition will feature soil health, fertilizer shortage concerns and more.
Thursday, March, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lower phosphate fertilizer prices prompt interest
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Lower phosphate fertilizer prices have generated interest among farmers to build soil phosphorus levels. At the same time, the practice is puzzling to some, explains Ron Gelderman, professor and South Dakota State University Extension soils specialist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Sample late in fall or spring
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Experts at Montana State University have developed guidelines for soil sampling to help growers get the maximum benefit out of their fertilizer.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - - News

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NDSU scientists advise China’s soy farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Soil scientists from North Dakota State University recently traveled to China and consulted with farmers on how to prevent soil erosion in the cradle of world soy production.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Flooding, rains could increase corn rootworm mortality rates
Flooding and high soil moisture have negative impacts on soil-dwelling insects and without a doubt the most important pest affected by heavy rains in our area is corn rootworm, explains Ada Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University Extension entomology specialist.
Thursday, June, 19, 2014 - - News

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