Mar 29, 2019
Scientific American recently published a news article discussing the role Microbes may play in Climate Change mitigation. The article showcases work of Dr. David Johnson of New Mexico State University. He reocmmends that "to tip the soil’s fungal-to-bacterial ratio strongly toward the fungi". "As the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing carbon and other nutrients and that the soil therefore releases less CO2 to the atmosphere." In general, good soil health practices promote fungi growth in agroecosystems.
Mar 18, 2019
By Vinayak Shedekar
The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was organized Oct. 16-17, 2018 at Silver Spring, Maryland. Here is a series of videos from the conference.
Details of the conference are at: https://soilhealthinstitute.org/humanhealthconference/
Watch Videos of all presentations at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdFVkeklZuqzXJwiWGU2j1WjiA2F5daFP
Nov 30, 2018
By Dr. Tom Worley
OSU South Centers Director
and Alan Sundermeier
Wood County Extension Educator
Within the framework of the Civilian Research Defense Foundation (CRDF)-funded Ukrainian-US project entitled “Impact of sustainable agricultural management practices on soil quality and crop productivity,” workshops and meetings were organized in Kherson, Ukraine as part of International Field Day “XXI century - Climate-Smart Agriculture.”