The Soil Health Institute (SHI) has released the Soil Health Research Landscape tool. The online library and search engine will be a resource for any professional interested in soil health.
The online library includes up-to-date information on soil health and its relationship to soil amendments, cover crops, erosion control, and other agricultural and land management practices. It includes data, metadata, methods descriptions, standards and related economic impacts for soil scientists, researchers, and analysts. The initial library includes more than 1,000 scientific research papers, research progress reports, and other publications and references. Building the tool’s library of soil health papers and information will be an ongoing, open-ended effort. Public users are invited to recommend references to be added to the online library. The Institute requests that individuals who use data from the Soil Health Research Landscape tool cite the Institute’s website as their source and link to the data when possible.
With its release, the Institute acknowledges key contributions from its partners Datu Research, LLC and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Enhancing soil health can increase productivity, water quality, carbon sequestration and drought resilience, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.–The Soil Health Institute press release
NewTerrain January 16, 2017