Categories

News

Soil for Life logo. Horizontal stripes of blue, green, brown, and dark brown with Green leaves ontop

Introducing Soil For Life

We all know soil health is important. The topics of soil health and sustainable soil management are increasingly part of the conversation within agriculture. Soil For Life is an initiative to provide a framework for these discussions, help make sense of best management practices, and make a lasting impact on the health of our soil

Read More
Farmer talking to a researcher inside a utility vehicle

A call for connection

When I started in my role with SOILS AT GUELPH, someone gave me Simon Sinek’s book Start With Why. Sinek’s whole thesis is that “people

Read More
Cooking with covers theme slide

Recipes for success with cover crops

In collaboration with the Midwest Cover Crops Council, SOILS AT GUELPH has launched the first installment of a 3-part miniseries called Cooking With Covers. The series explores three keys to success with cover crops, the first being: KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Read More
tractor spreading liquid manure on a green field

Past management impacts phosphorus availability

The corn-soybean rotation is the dominant cropping system on farmland throughout central Canada and the midwestern United States. However, long-term research shows that this rotation has lower crop yields, soil quality, resilience to climate change, and profitability.

Read More
Tarped hay bales in a row beside a field of corn and a field of cover crops

Diversify crop rotations to improve yield and soil health

The corn-soybean rotation is the dominant cropping system on farmland throughout central Canada and the midwestern United States. However, long-term research shows that this rotation has lower crop yields, soil quality, resilience to climate change, and profitability.

Read More

What matters more

It’s been eighteen months. Eighteen months since students stepped foot here on the Guelph campus, eighteen months since I had a London Fog in the

Read More
Tractor applying a sidedress nitrogen application to corn

Split nitrogen applications are an economic and environmental win-win in dry years

Nitrogen fertilizer use in agriculture has been increasing; unfortunately, the same is true for nitrogen losses to the environment. Weather, as well as the frequency and timing of nitrogen applications, can affect how efficiently nitrogen is used by the crop to produce yield and how much is lost. One way to improve nitrogen fertilizer use in corn is to split the application so that some is applied at planting and the rest is applied in the growing crop. Farmers can then adjust the rate and timing of the second application depending on the weather.

Read More
Categories

Newsletter

Twitter

"The 30 per cent is very doable."

@UofG_SES researcher Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle (@UoGAgMet) discusses federal fertilizer emission-reduction targets with @CBCKW891 | #UofG

@UofGuelphOAC @SoilsAtGuelph
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/ontario-federation-of-agriculture-federal-government-emissions-1.6592127

“For nitrogen rate specifically…modest reductions tend not to greatly affect yield. Growers likely won’t see significant yield reductions unless they reduce nitrogen by 30 pounds or more”. #LetsTalkSoil ⁦@UofGuelphOAC⁩ #SoilForLife https://farmtario.com/crops/calculating-soil-health-returns/

In the Know, a farmer mental health literacy training program developed by #UofG researchers, is part of new supports from @OntarioFarms & @CMHAOntario

@OntVetCollege @AndriaBitton
https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/new-mental-health-supports-for-farmers-fill-need-gap

Load More