“Soil health knows no bounds,’ says Jeff Zimprich, the recently retired NRCS State Conservationist in South Dakota. “It can be accomplished on the front lawn and is alive and well in our grasslands and our croplands. But we can always do more to become more resilient to handle the weather patterns coming our way.” Hear…
Stan Boltz, a USDA NRCS rangeland management specialist in South Dakota for 33 years, describes how healthy soil and cattle grazing management can reduce invasive species, bring back native rangeland and increase stocking rates. Listen to the podcast interview with Robin “Buz” Kloot on Growing Resilience podcasts or Soil Health Labs podcast.
“Here in South Dakota, we always say we’re two weeks away from a drought. Having your soil in good condition in wet years helps store more water than having it runoff. You get through a really dry year pretty well.” Larry Wagner, a rancher who grows grass in cropland country southeast of Chamberlain, SD, has…
The Stockgrowers is a wonderful organization trying to do some great things, trying to help ranchers and help our independent cattle producers of this country and trying to save our rural towns, which are in decline. And so we need to help these things economically and ecologically. And I think those things can all work…
This podcast is the first in the series 6 “Resilience” podcast series we recorded in Mitchell, SD (podcasts 1-5) and Crooks (Podcast 6), the backdrop was the extremely wet weather on 2019; at the time of recording the James River had frozen outside of it’s banks and there was every expectation of another wet summer….
In this episode, we sit down with Jesse Hall out of Arlington, South Dakota to explore his journey into no-till, cover crops and livestock integration! To check out this episode on Apple podcasts, search for ‘Soil Health Labs’ or click this link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soil-health-labs/id1437279982
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Dr. Buz Kloot and Dr. Gabe Kenne discuss biomass data and trends in fields with long-term cover crop use vs no cover.
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Cover crops don’t just cover the soil above ground. They literally have the ability to change the life below it! In this video, Dr. Buz Kloot and Dr. Gabe Kenne review soil biomass numbers from a few selected fields across the state of South Carolina. These fields have recently implemented no-till and covers and are…
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Dr. Buz Kloot and Dr. Gabe Kenne discuss the importance of testing soils at the right time to get the most accurate, consistent readings.
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Much like the Haney Test, the P.L.F.A. (Phospholipid Fatty Acid Analysis) isn’t always fully understood. What does the analysis have to tell us about our soils and why is it useful? In this Video, Dr. Buz Kloot and Dr. Gabe Kenne break it all down.