This podcast series is sponsored by Valent BioSciences and features guests that provide listeners with insights into the evolving soil health sciences, technologies, economics, and policies that are rapidly shaping the future of agriculture.
The Holy Trinity of Soil Health
Within this episode of the SustainingSoils™ podcast, Dr. Charles Rice, University Distinguished Professor (Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University) will explain “The Holy Trinity of Soil” of Soil Health and the importance of protecting and regenerating Soil Organic Carbon content. Chapters: The Holy Trinity of Soil Health (1:35), How can we affect the soil trinity? (5:35), The future of soil health research (18:20), Regenerative agriculture and precision agriculture (19:16), Farm landscape diversity (20:15).
Uncovering the Soil Microbiome
This episode features April MacIntyre, Ph.D., a soil microbiologist, explaining the soil microbiome, why it is important, what growers need to know, and where the science is today. Enjoy!
What is the soil microbiome and why is it important? (1:28), What can you do to change the microbiome? (10:22), How can you identify the microorganisms in your soil? (15:05), Are there any technologies to measure the soil microbiome? (17:46), How can academia and industry work together? (20:33), Where is the science going next? (22:08), Key takeaways (26:13).
Untangling Soil Health and Plant Health
Definition of soil health & why it’s important (2:25), what growers can do for their soil (7:22), the definition of plant health & how it differs from soil health (9:45 – 13:38), best practices for growers (13:38), stable soil aggregates & microbial inoculants (15:33), soil & plant health industry trends (21:46), the new frontier of agriculture sciences (25:00).
Understanding Soil Health: The New Frontier
This episode explores the topic of soil health hosted by Charles Cowden and Nick Goeser, two experts in the field who discuss the practical aspects of soil health and how it affects the farmer’s bottom line.