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How Does Biochar Work to Improve, or Even Decontaminate, Soil?

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What can be made with unwanted materials, looks like charcoal, and provides multiple benefits to soil health? Biochar! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) February 15 Soils Matter blog explains what biochar is and how it helps improve—or...
15-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tips for Community Gardens

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With garden season fast approaching, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has updated their Community Gardens website. There, gardeners can find out how to design and build community gardens.
12-Feb-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Is the Soil Microbiome?

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Microbes are in your gut, in your medicine…and in the soil! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) February 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how the soil microbiome makes a big impact on plants’ productivity and health.
1-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Is Vermicompost?

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Composting is a great way to reduce waste sent to landfills while benefiting garden soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the difference between traditional composting and vermicomposting—and...
15-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Are the Benefits of Growing Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

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Grazing animals, such as cattle and sheep, should eat their legumes and brassicas. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how a variety of forage grasses benefits these animals as well as the soil and...
2-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

What’s the Largest Terrestrial Organism?

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The Giant Sequoya? Nope. The African elephant? Not even close. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) December 1 Soils Matter blog post shares that the largest land organism is—a fungus!
29-Nov-2017 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Soils and Your Thanksgiving Meal

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Did you know soil scientists are making your Thanksgiving dinner more sustainable? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 15 Soils Matter blog explains research to make cranberries, poultry litter, and sweet potatoes better for the...
10-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Are Alaska’s Soils Telling Us?

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What can frozen soils teach us? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how Alaskan soils are increasing our understanding of soils, water movement, and climate change.
28-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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