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Soil Health in the Mid-South:
First Step Feeding the Soil Microbes


June 2018



By Bill Robertson, Ph.D.
Professor
Cotton Extension Agronomist
University of Arkansas
Newport Extension Center
Newport, Arkansas
Phone: 501-425 0549
Email: brobertson@uaex.edu

 

Executive Summary
(4 min 44 sec)
 

Full Presentation
(12 min 46 sec)
 

 

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Summary: For many producers, soil health is one of the new buzz words that has little real meaning or impact on their bottom line. This presentation will help show what improving soil health can do to help preserve natural resources as well as having a positive effect on their bottom line. By the end of the presentation, producers should know more about the role that cover crops and reducing tillage play on maintaining healthy soil microbes and how this translates to increased water infiltration, increasing the effective rooting zone, and improving many other problem issues related to the lack of soil structure.




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