Category: soil

Methane, carbon and planetary cooling – Te Tai…

Methane, carbon and planetary cooling – Te Tai Tokerau Climate Change Action

by Peter Bruce-iri

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Its vital that we better understand the dynamics of methane and water in climate change processes. Walter Jehne, former CSIRO Microbiologist and Climate Scientist, and founder of Healthy Soils Australia has some significant insights into the dynamics of climate change. His core message is about the absolute importance of regenerating…

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Yes or No to Cover Crops? – Planting Happiness

Yes or No to Cover Crops? – Planting Happiness

I’ve been toying with the idea of planting a cover crop between crops throughout the garden. There’s a lot of benefit to these but its also a lot more added work.

TYPES OF COVER CROPS

Also called Green Manure, cover crops are quick growing crops. Some examples are:

  • Buckwheat
  • Winter Rye
  • Alfalfa
  • Garden Peas

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The primary benefit to cover crops is simple. They help build up the health of the…

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Save Our Soil, Save Our Planet

Save Our Soil, Save Our Planet

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Tea Bags Tell Story of Soil Health – Iowa Lear…

Tea Bags Tell Story of Soil Health – Iowa Learning Farms

Soil health is trending, there’s no doubt about that! But perhaps expensive soil tests aren’t your cup of tea.

Look no further than the Soil Decomposition Index: a simple, straightforward, citizen science approach to evaluating soil health that utilizes buried tea bags. Learn more about this novel approach to soil health from Dr. Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State…

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Tending the Garden of Life – existential ergon…

Tending the Garden of Life – existential ergonomics

Novice gardeners often claim wilting plants on inexperience, weather conditions, or being born without a “green thumb.”

An expert gardener will tell you that limited experience, extreme heat, and inconsistent watering routines matter less than we think.

The key to a thriving garden is nutrient-rich soil. Healthy soil prevents disease and supports long-term growth.

One of my favorite hobbies is…

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Webinar: How Crops Benefit From Robust Soil Mi…

Webinar: How Crops Benefit From Robust Soil Microbial Populations – Permie Flix

Source: Webinar: How Crops Benefit From Robust Soil Microbial Populations – Permie Flix

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First Garden: In the SOIL – Kinda Crunchy

First Garden: In the SOIL – Kinda Crunchy

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When I was growing up, we had a small summer garden, but we did not compost. I enjoyed helping my dad till the field, make rows, plant seeds, and care for the plants. He fed them miracle grow and we received a ginormous and beautiful harvest. There was nothing better than the summer squash and zucchini that cam…..

Source: First Garden: In the SOIL – Kinda Crunchy

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August Webinar – Exploring Soil Health Through…

August Webinar – Exploring Soil Health Through Tea Decomposition – Iowa Learning Farms

On Wednesday, August 15th at noon Dr. Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in soil-plant interactions at Iowa State University, will explore the decomposition of tea as a low-cost, scientifically-robust soil health indicator.

What is the current weather doing to our soils…

What is the current weather doing to our soils? | Frantecologist

There has been plenty of media coverage of the current extremely hot and dry weather. The drought is revealing archaeological features, (see also here), and we can even see the browning of our landscape from space. But this drought is not good news for our ecosystems at all, and one example of that are the recent wildfires in the Peak District. These fires are not just bad news for the plants and…

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What is the current weather doing to our soils…

What is the current weather doing to our soils? | Frantecologist

There has been plenty of media coverage of the current extremely hot and dry weather. The drought is revealing archaeological features, (see also here), and we can even see the browning of our landscape from space. But this drought is not good news for our ecosystems at all, and one example of that are the recent wildfires in the Peak District. These fires are not just bad news for the plants and…

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