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  • Smart Gardening: Soils

    Published on July 10, 2014

    MSU extension Smart Gardening series on soil.

  • Soils & Composting

    MSU Extension supports composting as an environmentally sustainable practice for homes, farms, businesses and industry. Whether products are grown naturally or manufactured, composting is the easiest and least expensive solution to managing organic waste.

  • Soils Research Summer Employment

    Hiring Organization: MSU, Soils Lab
    Employment type: Temporary
    Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
    Job Location: East Lansing, MI

  • Soils & Composting | Gardening in Michigan

    MSU Extension supports composting as an environmentally sustainable practice for homes, farms, businesses and industry. Whether products are grown naturally or manufactured, composting is the easiest and least expensive solution to managing organic waste.

  • 2016: Focus on Soils | MSU Agriculture Innovation Day

    Soil health is a vital component of all cropping systems. The economic success of any farming operation depends on farmers maintaining and improving the health of their soil and water.

  • Living soils are healthy soils

    Published on November 12, 2014
    An increasingly popular method to determine the health of soil examines the CO2 respired by microorganisms in the ground. The Solvita® test is a cost effective method to better understand the level of life and activity in the field.

  • 4-H Plants, Soils & Gardening

    4-H youth explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture and more. Participants learn about topics include weeds, crops, fruits, vegetables, gardening, horticulture, and agronomy.

  • Soils Intern Summer 2019

    Hiring Organization: Michigan State University
    Employment type: Internship
    Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
    Job Location: East Lansing, MI

  • Keeping muck soils sustainable

    Published on November 2, 2012
    Muck soils are an economically important, non-renewable resource for Michigan agriculture. Satisfactory soil conservation and nutrient management practices are needed to sustain these soils for future crop production.

  • 4-H Plants, Soils & Gardening | 4-H Plants, Soils & Gardening

    4-H youth explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture and more. Participants learn about topics include weeds, crops, fruits, vegetables, gardening, horticulture, and agronomy.

  • Lime for Michigan Soils (E0471)

    Published on November 10, 2015
    This bulletin covers the nature of soil acidity, the need and importance of liming the soil to neutralize acidity, comparisons of various liming materials and their neutralizing values, and guidelines for liming soils for crops grown in Michigan.

  • Are your soils compact?

    Published on October 15, 2008

  • Liming Michigan’s Upper Peninsula soils

    Published on March 15, 2011
    With the high cost of fertilizers, can you afford not to lime? Here are some considerations for those farming in the Upper Peninsula.

  • Composting to build smart soils

    Published on February 27, 2015
    Use Smart Gardening techniques to build healthy soil and increase the life within it. Learn more about healthy soils and composting at the 2015 West Michigan Home and Garden Show, March 5-8.

  • Building healthier soils for your garden

    Published on September 29, 2014
    Tips for understanding and building a healthier soil in your vegetable or flower garden this fall.

  • How do your soils handle rain?

    Published on July 15, 2016
    Understanding the impact of rainfall in various tillage and cropping systems.