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Tag: International Year of Soil

Czech researchers use model to evaluate soil degradation

By Kaine Korzekwa, Crop Science Society of America Soil is strong yet fragile, reliable yet unstable, and resilient yet susceptible to change. These are all especially true when humans and their need for food enter the mix. Large amounts of evidence show soils are declining worldwide because of poor land use practices and soil management. […]

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Healthy ground: Future generations depend on us to keep soil healthy

By Robert Fears Special to The Eagle | 0 comments Now that we’re finally receiving moisture in some parts of the state, it’s time to assess condition of our soil and determine if our current land management practices improve soil health or cause it to deteriorate. Soil health is directly related to ranch productivity and has […]

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The science of a soil test

With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields. According to specialists at the University of Missouri, now is just as good as ever to find out what your ground needs. One way to start planning for next year’s growing season is to get a soil test, and MU’s Soil Fertility […]

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Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope

It has been declared ‘the International Year of the Soil,’ but the year ahead, according to Dr. Vandana Shiva, will also see key developments in the global fight to overthrow corporate power with true democracy. Last year, the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization officially declared that 2015 would be celebrated as the International Year of […]

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