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Why Nature?s Path went ?regenerative organic?

GreenBiz

Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’. But how many farms and food companies can say they follow both regenerative and organic practices? Because Legend follows organic farming principles, it already practiced many processes often mentioned as regenerative. Heather Clancy. Thu, 05/21/2020 - 00:46.

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Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal

GreenBiz

There's particulate organic matter, which is the stuff you generally can see. Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles. They work differently.

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Which Is More Important To Biofuels – The Soil Or The Crop?

Jim Conca

Biofuels are a key component of a clean energy future, and the soil is more important than the crop. Soil texture influences the local microbiome which in turns influences crop yield, the physical and chemical attributes of soil and the chemical makeup of organic matter in the soil.

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Unlocking the soil microbiome

Envirotec Magazine

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil? Over-reliance on nitrogen fertilizers is leading to the collapse of soil biodiversity. Yet, some predictions warn that there are only 60 harvests left in the world’s soil because it is so depleted by nitrogen fertilizers.

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5 Ways to Clean and Decontaminate Soil

The Environmental Blog

To keep your landscaping looking great, soil health and cleanliness are essential components. Contaminated or unhealthy soil can lead to unpleasant odors, water contamination, and damage to vegetation. Fortunately, there are simple ways to take steps toward cleaning and decontaminating the soil in your yard.

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Prototype system sniffs out soil health with results in five minutes

Envirotec Magazine

An electronic nose to sniff out soil health that will deliver results to a farmer’s phone in five minutes is being developed by PES Technologies. The company says it is able to create an aroma fingerprint from gas released by microbes in the soil. Jim Bailey of PES Technology at the Agri-TechE REAP Conference 2023.

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Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes organic residues into the soil, enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. But rampant pesticide use threatens the existence of these crucial invertebrates, according to a new study.

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