Soil Stories – The Whole Story
In “Soil Stories”, our protagonist, Francine, embarks on a journey of discovery that begins with her realization that soil is alive and that without soil, life as we know would not exist. In her journey of discovery she meets with soil scientists who help her “see” beneath the surface of the soil and help her understand how diverse yet ordered soil bodies are in the landscape and how much work has been done in soil survey. In the second half of the story, Francine meets with characters that help her take an up close and personal look at some physical and biological attributes of soils without which they would not function. In the final part of the video, a character from history shares an epiphany about soils with Francine and translates this to modern terms.
NRCS developed a national education and awareness effort to educate our customers and the public about the positive impact Soil Health Management Systems can have on both productivity and conservation. As part of this education and awareness effort, we’ll be rolling out a series of “Soil Health Lessons in a Minute” video demonstrations.
Healthy Soils for Healthy Organic Dairy Farms
This presentation given by Drs. Heather Darby and Cindy Daley was presented at NOFA-NY’s Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference on Nov 4, 2011 in Syracuse, NY.
Soil: Who Needs It?
Who needs soil? We all do! We are losing over 6.4 billion tons of soil each year. Join Gritty, Sticky, and Smoothy as they tell us why soil is important, explain what soil erosion is, and help us understand what we can do to save our soil.
More Food with Better Soil
The tiny Austrian village of Grabenegg may be worlds apart and miles away from the African savannahs, the Asian deltas or the fields of South America. But research being conducted here by IAEA soil scientists could, in the future, help farmers in these parts of the world to grow more and better crops. The aim is to develop simple, cost-effective farming practices that improve soil fertility.
The film narrates the efforts of farmers from Ranjana Watershed in West Nimar district to revive and restore the fertility of degraded soils in their fields through organic methods.
Increasing Soil Fertility and Health Through Cover Crops
Captured live at the 2012 Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference, Dr. Julie Grossman, covers soil biology and green manures, data on spring termination of cover crops, and nitrogen contribution of cover crops.