SOIL HEALTH VIDEOS
Soil Health in Ontario
By gaining a better understanding of what soil is and encouraging practices that both conserve and enhance the quality of Ontario's soil resources, we improve agricultural productivity as well as protecting the environment for generations to come. This series will explore the issues and challenges in soil management.
Eroded knolls are an indication of tillage or water erosion; mechanical soil remediation can in some cases be a good option to restore productivity. This video will explore one farmer’s successes in moving soil from lower slope deposits back up the slope.
Crop rotation is key to healthy soils, stabilizing organic matter and weed suppression. This video will explain systems for balancing economics and agronomy.
Advantages of soil testing
It all starts with soil testing. This video will show it’s done, how to read a soil analysis report and what to do with the information.
Explore the outcomes of soil erosion as a result of tillage, and what effects crop residue can have on reducing this erosion.
Inter-seeding, cover crops and manure
Soil erosion by water
We all know that rain can pick up soil and move it off the field. The area drained, the texture, moisture level and condition of the soil and the roll of the land, all influence the degree and type of erosion a farmer has to deal with. Stick around to learn how to control soil erosion by water on your farm.
No-till for soil health: Making it work
What are the benefits of no-till farming? What to consider when making the transition and how can you make it work in your production system.
High agricultural traffic can cause significant subsurface compaction. In this video, we discuss how to identify the signs and the BMP's you can put in place to reduce it.
Cold and wet soils
This video will define cold and wet soils and the different situations in which they occur. What kind of toll does cold & wet soil have on crop production? What strategies are best to overcome this challenge?.