Mining the soil for data: The impact of cropping systems on soil health

Sep. 25, 2017

Long-term research project to study the impact of cropping system on soil health.

While the benefits of cover crops for soil health have long been touted by extension staff, it’s been difficult for researchers to determine how exactly cover crops affect the soil. That is until now. In 2016, an elaborate soil health monitoring system – the first of its kind in North America – was installed at the Elora Research Station, near Guelph, Ontario. 

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