Tag Archives: organic matter

The Soil Carbon Coalition and Challenge

Peter Donovan asked me a while back to make a pitch specifically for his “Soil Carbon Challenge” and I’m finally getting around to it. Sorry Peter, it’s been a crazy summer. I’m including this link directly to his challenge page on his … Continue reading

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COMET Farm Online Tool by USDA

This looks a like a really interesting and powerful tool. It’s purpose, in a nutshell, is to help producers understand and manage their operation to maximize carbon sequestration (and building soil health) and minimize energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading

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Dr. Jill Clapperton in Monte Vista Colorado – Soil Biology… Again!

The Colorado NRCS soil health cadre is making the rounds around the state and had a special guest at their meeting in Monte Vista a few days ago. Dr. Jill Clapperton spoke about soil health and soil biology with a … Continue reading

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More Soil Biology!

 A SoilFoodweb youtube video. You may have heard the concept that the soil system is founded on 3 legs – chemical, physical, and biological. And from a management perspective, what has been our “conventional” approach to these legs? – 1) … Continue reading

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New Research Underscores Importance of Soil Biology.

Recent research from Europe has revealed the true nature of soil organic matter (SOM). The prevailing thought was that most of it was comprised of decomposed plant material. This study shows clearly that it is actually bacterial and fungal remains that … Continue reading

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