U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory Soil Scientist Rick Haney talks about the sources of nutrients around us, but focus on management of chemicals on land to produce crops sustainably and what carbon sequestration means to soil health, during the 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum, held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. The theme of this breakout session is Reducing Risks by Improving Soil Health, and the indicators of soil health, to reduce chemical inputs and apply the right techniques for sustainable production and other benefits. Soil health is defined as the capacity of the soil to function as a living ecosystem that sustains plant, animal, and human health with limited human intervention.
His presentation is at www.usda.gov/oce/forum/presentations/Haney.pptx.
USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 19, 2014
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