Testing for soil organic matter helps you monitor soil health over time. Good soil management practices can improve soil organic matter in three to five years.
Growers planting a successful commercial crop of hemp for seed, fiber, or resin will follow these guidelines for soil preparation, seeding, and irrigation.
This publication is a reference guide for forest soils productivity and management. Main topics include (1) understanding and managing risk, (2) soil characteristics that affect productivity, (3) soil survey information for forestland ...
This publication discusses the use of granular matrix sensors (GMS) for monitoring soil moisture content. It explains how to install GMS and use the recorded data for irrigation scheduling.
This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on how to grow cover crops. Use the button below to download this publication as a PDF. Listen to the Living on the Land podcast ...
Ron Jirava’s approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study.
Esta publicación explica el uso de los productos de poliacrilamida (PAM) para controlar la erosión en las zanjas y surcos de riego. Describe los varios tipos de PAM y las maneras de aplicarla. Incluye una lista de vendedores de productos.
Lorin Grigg grows onions and sweet corn under sprinkler irrigation in Quincy, Washington. In this publication, Grigg discusses his strategy for cover cropping to protect seedlings from windblown sand and reduce wind erosion.
Crimson clover market is growing for a crop with economic and environmental benefit.
PAM is a synthetic water-soluble polymer composed of molecules of acrylamide. PAM binds soil particles together, causing them to settle out and not be carried away in runoff water. This prevents soil loss and can improve water...