1. Article snapshot

    Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

    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.

  2. Soil Health Conference

    Soil Health - Human Health Conference 2018

    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 

  3. International Workshop and Field Day on Climate-smart Agriculture in Ukraine

    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.”