Abbey Wick

Dr. Abbey Wick is an Extension Soil Health Specialist and Associate Professor at North Dakota State University. She has experience working with farmers on soil health building practices like incorporating cover crops into rotation and transitioning to no-till systems along with salinity management. She focuses on goal-oriented approaches so that farmers can maximize the benefits while reducing the risk associated with incorporating new practices. Since 2012, she has had her hands in over 75,000 acres of soil and directly influenced management on just shy of a half million acres of farmland in the northern plains.

Abbey Wick and Tom DeSutter address managing salinity in fields.
It can be difficult to determine credible information from non-sense. If you’re going to be applying these practices to your farm and/or business, you need to have confidence in the information you are receiving.
Abbey Wick and Marisol Berti offer some tips on what to consider after you've begun using cover crops
When you do find a farmer using reduced tillage, ask them about how it’s working and pick their brain. Build a relationship. Don’t try to repeat what they are doing, but learn from it.
Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension soil health specialist, and Caley Gasch, NDSU assistant professor of soil health, point out four ways to tell if soil health measures are working on your farm or ranch.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer about whether disease in cover crops can infect field crops.
“How many cattle should I put on my cover crops and how long should they graze?” We went right to North Dakota State University's Miranda Meehan to get an answer and here’s what she said.
Starting this week, the Soil Health Minute will start getting a variety of experts to answer your questions about soil health issues.
Different information from different sources can improve our ability to understand and adopt new practices.
If you planted cover crops on prevented planting acres, now is the time to figure out what you're going to do to wrap up the season.