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Tag: Soil Health

Micronutrient transmission from soils to humans

They say “we are what we eat” but can it be that we are what the soil is? Soil forms the foundation of the food we eat. It also serves as the main reservoir of the water we drink, making it the sole source of nutrients taken-in by humans. Naturally, one could argue that the fate o… Read more

Bridging the gap: Soil health in Ithaca and India, from lab to field to lab

Bihar, 2018: The thick fog blanketed the city making it impossible to see any of the buildings down below. I’d been warned of the trouble with fog in the northern part of India but the inability to see anything beyond a few meters ahead of me was not something I was prepared f… Read more

A Good Shock: Discovering Soil Health – a Farmer’s Perspective

Phil Frost is a TCI Scholar and Ph.D student in the Crop and Soil Sciences department at Cornell University. His research lies in the field of Soil Health and the development of an appropriate Soil Health Assessment Framework for Indian agriculture. Pictured here (lef… Read more