Efforts Underway to Improve Soil Surveys

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Efforts to improve soil surveys is currently underway through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They plan to invest in partnerships to promote and fund research that informs and improves soil surveys. This is all part of an ongoing effort to continue to provide critical data to the country, and partners are encouraged to prepare proposals. For those interested, 2024 Cooperative Soil …

Lime Applications Essential for Georgia Cotton Growers

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Soil, Soil, soil fertility

Georgia cotton growers are on the cusp of another planting season. The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team remind producers about the importance of applying lime this time of year. Camp Hand, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, discussed its significance. “I’ve seen a few lime piles around, so that’s something that definitely needs to be done …

Fiscal Year 2024 Soil Survey Cooperative Research Priorities

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest in partnerships to promote and fund research that informs and improves soil surveys at the national level. It is all part of an ongoing effort to continue to provide critical data to the country, and partners are encouraged to prepare proposals. Each of the 2024 Cooperative Soil Survey Research Proposals must include significant …

Back to the Basics: UGA Extension Reminds Cotton Growers About Importance of Soil Fertility

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Soil, Soil, soil fertility

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia Cotton Team encourage growers to get back to the basics with regards to soil fertility. Glen Harris, UGA Extension soil specialist, discussed that topic with AgNet Media’s Randall Weiseman during the recent GCC annual meeting in Tifton, Georgia. “There are a lot of new things we’re looking at; biologicals, …

Alabama Irrigation Assistance Signup Runs through July 31

Dan Alabama, Environment, Irrigation, Soil, Water

A signup is underway in parts of Alabama for those interested in financial assistance for new irrigation systems. Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee (SWCC) Assistant Executive Director, Ashley Henderson, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman this signup will run until July 31st. To learn more about the Alabama Irrigation Initiative, click here.

USDA Investing to Expand Measurement and Monitoring of Soil Carbon on Working Agricultural Lands

Dan Environment, Greenhouse Gas, Soil, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8 million in four regional partnerships across the nation to support and expand measurement and monitoring of carbon in soil on working agricultural lands and to assess how climate-smart practices are affecting carbon sequestration. Here in the Southeast, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be working with American Climate Partners on a regional …

NRCS Seeks Proposals for Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

Dan Conservation, Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

You only have about two more months to get in a proposal for the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership. Proposals are developed through a collaborative process between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Forest Service and local partners. Past partners have included county, state, non-governmental, Tribal, utilities or private individual stakeholders. NRCS and Forest Service national offices will evaluate the …