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‘Just the Tip of the Iceberg’

Soil cores from Sanborn Field offer soil health analysis opportunities

Nearly 30 years after it was established in 1888, researchers at the University of Missouri began the process of taking and studying soil cores at Sanborn Field. About every 25 years, those cores are taken again to gain an understanding of the changes in the soil over time, given the variety of treatments and rotations that occur each year. It’s…

‘Empowering Farm Solutions’

World Wide Agriculture Conference set for July 25-27

The World Wide Agriculture Conference will come to Columbia in July in honor of Professor William A. Albrecht. Albrecht was an emeritus professor of soils at the University of Missouri and was the foremost authority on the relationship between soil fertility and human health. Normally held in New Zealand, this is the first time that the WWA Conference will take…

New 4-H Project Raises Awareness About Healthy Soils

Missouri 4-H members are learning about healthy soils

Missouri 4-H members are digging deep into learning about healthy soils. Missouri 4-H’ers are joining 4-H’ers across the nation in the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, sponsored by the National 4-H Council and Monsanto. This year’s Ag Innovators Experience, called the Healthy Soils CSI (Carbon Soil Investigation) Challenge, helps 4-H’ers in third through eighth grade learn how modern agricultural practices can…