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Soil Topics from the Northeast Hub Region

  • Turn the Tap: A Focus on Soil Moisture Education

    Researchers set up on-farm soil moisture monitoring with drip irrigation

    To help farmers improve their irrigation efficiency and gain greater knowledge on how to monitor soil moisture conditions, two fact sheets were crafted to give overview of soil moisture monitoring,…

  • Climate Warming brings Earlier Spring

    Forest scene at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.

    As we all enjoy the arrival of spring, it is important to understand the direct and indirect impacts of changes in the seasons in order to wisely care for the managed and unmanaged ecosystems of the…

  • Farming on a Saltier Coast

    Salt tolerant buffer strip of Eastern gamagrass

    A new report by NOAA provides updated predictions on the rate of sea level rise within the United States. When coupled with extreme tides and more frequent, intense storms, rising sea level is…

  • Delmarva and the Ground for Change

    opening shot to film; cover crops at harborview farms

    Farmers around the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are leaders in practices that promote healthy soils. These practices also safeguard working lands from climate change extremes. This film follows three…

  • A Renewed Focus on Soil Carbon

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Virginia Cropland Agronomist Chris Lawrence holds moist healthy soil, while he talks about why healthy soil is important.

    Increasing carbon storage as soil organic matter helps to mitigate climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Organic matter is also an important part of building soil health. Additional…