How Climate Change Is Affecting Soil Microbiomes

Most creatures used to illustrate the tragedy of climate change are the familiar variety: Polar bears. Monarch butterflies. sea ​​turtle Our soil, however, is often overlooked—it’s teeming with billions of microscopic organisms that comprise the most biodiversity environment on earth. Like all living things, they’re affected by climate change, too. There’s a fact that frequently … Read more

Increasingly Heavy Farm Vehicles Are Crushing Soil Health

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. What does a modern combine harvester and a Diplodocus have in common? One answer, it seems, may be their big footprints on the soil. A new study led by researchers from Sweden and Switzerland has found that the weight … Read more

Opinion: Raising Cattle on Native Grasses Benefits Farmers, Wildlife and the Soil

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Early on a cool June morning, heavy dew lies on the grass of rolling farm country somewhere in Tennessee, Missouri or Pennsylvania. Small patches of fog hang in low lying pockets of these fields. At the distance, hardworking farmers … Read more