Resources for “Soil Health”

  • A handful of soil.

    Positive associations of soil organic matter and crop yields across a regional network of working farms

    The amount of soil organic matter (SOM) is considered a key indicator of soil properties associated with higher fertility. We quantified the relationship between SOM and yields of corn (Zea mays L.) and silage for a dataset of 170 fields arrayed across 49 farms in a network of growers based in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Click here to read. 

  • A man taking soil samples in a corn field.

    Digging deeper into soil health

    Soil Health preliminary analysis

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  • A handful of soil.

    Measuring soil health

    Results from biological and physical soil health measurements performed by UW Discovery Farms on Tile and Nitrogen Use Efficiency project fields

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