Dirt Rich: Studying Soil Health
On this week’s episode of Dirt Rich, Dr. Anna Cates, the State Soil Health Specialist for the Minnesota Office for Soil Health (MOSH), discusses the roles and interplay of both scientific research and anecdotes in soil health education and implementation with host Jared Luhman. In her opinion, both are quite valuable in making the case for using soil health techniques on the farm.
Dr. Cates also shares the research she is doing with MOSH in several farmer’s fields. Tracking pairs of neighboring conventional and “soil health fields,” MOSH is looking at soil aggregates before and after rainfall. Listen in to her conversation with Jared for an inside look at the soil health research happening here in Minnesota!
Interested in participating in soil health research? Farmers can fill out a 10-minute survey on soil health, field workability, and quality of life from MOSH.
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