Soil health is defined as a balanced, fully-functioning soil system. Traditionally, farming has focused on managing nutrients to keep soils high in productivity. Now, the discussion has shifted to including soil biology. Soil labs are offering new tests, including soil respiration, to gauge soil health.
Watch Will Brinton, Ph.D., owner of Woods End Soil Laboratory and inventor of the Solvita® soil respiration test, use his more than 30 years of experience to explain what is meant by these new tests and how can they can be cost-effectively integrated into common nutrient programs. He shows how a new biological report that combines nutrients and biology together and how it can be used to monitor soil health and improve fertilizer rates.
Nutrient-based yield theory has served us well for 150 years
Yield stability can be improved with a biological yield model
In the United States, farmers and crop consultants have access to new testing tools via soil labs
Soil biology is a new frontier to help stabilize yield growth
Self-report this webinar for 1 CEU in Soil & Water Management.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.