Heliae and R.W. Griffin Team Up for Georgia Soil Health

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Appropriately on World Soil Day, Heliae® Agriculture announced a partnership with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors for the southeast region. Griffin Evans, Chemical and Seed Director for R.W. Griffin says, “We are …

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Heliae® Agriculture Connects Retailers With Regenerative Ag Options

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae® Agriculture is introducing retailers and growers to new options for building soil health and increasing yields via native soil microbes to start the process toward regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming which focuses on improving soil health. Typical regenerative methods require truckloads of organic matter per acre and planting cover crops. Most recently, the introduction of …

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New PED Talks Video Series Digs into Soil Health

Chuck Zimmerman

You’ve heard of TED Talks. How about PED Talks? Here’s a new series of PED Talks on soil health. Soil peds are aggregated particles of sand, silt, clay and organic matter. Like their namesake, PED Talks combine soil-related topics including explanations of soil health, how we can improve it, and the progress that’s being made to ensure we have the …

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Intergro Launches Innovative Line of Bioenhancers

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural Solutions, a subsidiary of Intergro, Inc., is launching a new portfolio of products. Registrations are being obtained in the U.S. for patent-pending microbial-based formulations that help improve soil and plant health, as well as stress resistance. NutriBoom™: A line of natural fertilizers (NutriBoom, NutriBoom Powder and NutriBoom Plus) scientifically proven to stimulate the soil microbiome, particularly microbes associated with …

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ZimmCast 622 – Future of InfoAg Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I speak with Quentin Rund, PAQ Interactive and Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Quentin has been involved with organizing and running the InfoAg Conference since it started in 1995. He talks about this year’s conference which is doing very well on attendance in spite of the challenging planting season the midwest has had. Lara talks …

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Soil Health Institute Releases Progress Report

Chuck Zimmerman

Based on data from the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) has released PROGRESS REPORT: Adoption of Soil Health Systems. The analysis includes a state-by-state breakdown of changes in adoption from 2012 to 2017 for cover crops and no-till production. Cover crop and no-till practices both support biological activity in the soil. Cover crops are particularly …

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Alltech Accelerator 1 – Biome Makers

Carrie Muehling

Biome Makers is one of eight startup companies participating in the Pearse Lyons Accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The agri-tech accelerator aims to address a diverse set of challenges facing agriculture today. California-based Biome Makers is using DNA sequencing to profile the whole spectrum of microbes living in the soil, according to Adrian Ferraro, co-founder and CEO. “The …

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Soil Health Rooted in Data

Cindy Zimmerman

The theme for the 2019 Soil Health Summit was “Rooted in Data, Growing Success” and gathering data about soil health practices has been the focus of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) since the beginning. SHP lead scientist Maria Bowman presented some of the latest data they have gathered. “A lot of our farmers are improving their soil organic matter and …

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Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit this week in St. Louis. The awards highlight those participants in the program who have gone above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. The five award recipients are (pictured left to right) Exceptional Educators: John (and Joan) Maxwell, Donahue, …

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