As growers prepare their ground for planting in the 2023 High Plains Ag Field Day, questions about soil health and maintaining land productivity may arise. To address these concerns, the Soil Health Exchange, an online discussion forum hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln CropWatch, is now available to provide assistance and answer those questions.
Saurav Das, a research assistant professor at Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center in Scottsbluff explained that the purpose of the forum is to connect and communicate with producers and stakeholders in the fields of soil health and management. The forum aims to bridge the gap between research and its real-world application in agriculture, with the goal of improving soil health management adoption.
The Soil Health Exchange is made up of UNL specialists committed to enhancing farm productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship. Through discussions and shared knowledge, they hope to foster a community dedicated to achieving these goals. The Exchange will offer solutions for soil health management challenges, foster a collaborative environment for sharing knowledge and experiences, and translate research into practical field applications.
Interested individuals can visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln CropWatch website to learn more about the Soil Health Exchange and participate in the exchange. Producers are encouraged to submit questions to the group through the website with detailed and well-researched solutions provided within approximately a one-month turnaround time.