Manage Soil Health on Your Farm for Better Crops
Get the most out of your farming operation by utilizing soil sampling. This is a critical part of identifying, testing and measuring farm management practices that improve sustainability through soil health.
Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association. The program's goal is to quantify the benefits of certain practices showing farmers how healthy soil benefits their bottom line.
Many farmers across the country are implementing innovative management practices that result in economic and environmental benefits.
The program is building upon the work of these farmers to provide connections between on-farm practices and improving soil health.
SHP is also looking at economics of practice shifts like adding cover crops, changes in tillage or adjustments to nutrient management.
Early results are promising across the partnership with many individual farm examples of increased profitability through proper adoption of cover crops. About 75 percent of the SHP farms are in a typical corn and soybean rotation.