Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil

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Could carbon farming save our soils?

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 […]

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K-State expert: Why soil is necessary component for life to exist | Ag Professional

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 […]

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Soil health and zero hunger challenge | mydigitalfc.com

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, […]

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Mr Digwell’s podcast: improving garden soil

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 […]

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Farmers and Ranchers: When was the last time you felt enthusiastic about the soils on your operation?

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 […]

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