Submitted by The Soil Health Institute
The Soil Health Institute (SHI), a non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, today released the first episode of its new Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton webinar series for cotton producers across the country. A new episode will be made available weekly from now until mid-May. The webinar series will be publicly available on SHI’s YouTube Channel and Soil Health Training webpage.
“We are glad that we can offer this webinar series to cotton producers who were unable to attend our in-person events,” said David Lamm, Project Manager of Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton. “This targeted soil health training offers relevant information to consultants, scouts and other agri-business representatives, as well as other producers, in implementing more sustainable farming operations.”
The webinar series features soil health scientists and technical specialists who provide foundational training to help viewers better understand soil health and function. The webinars will help producers, crop consultants and other advisors design and implement a soil health management system, starting with a presentation on the importance of soil health. Subsequent episodes will explore the links between soil biology and soil health, examine soil health planning principles, help innovators rethink management paradigms related to nutrient and pest management, and guide producers through identifying key soil health indicators and management practices that can be applied to their operations.
The webinar series is part of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project, which provides farmer-focused education and training events delivered by SHI scientists, partnering with soil health technical specialists and cotton farmers who have implemented successful soil health management systems. The project aims to increase the adoption of soil health management systems among cotton producers while documenting environmental and economic benefits.
Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is supported through the generosity of the Wrangler® brand, the VF Corporation Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. For more information about the project and access to the webinar series, visit https://soilhealthinstitute.org/soil-health-training/.
About the Soil Health Institute
The Soil Health Institute (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) is a non-profit whose mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute works with its many stakeholders to identify gaps in research and adoption; develop strategies, networks and funding to address those gaps; and ensure beneficial impact of those investments to agriculture, the environment and society.
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The Soil Health Institute's (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. An evolution of the Soil Renaissance, an initiative established in 2013 by the Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation to advance soil health and make it the cornerstone of land use management decisions, the Soil Health Institute serves as the primary resource for soil health information.
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