Resilient Cropping Systems Lab – News & Media

Cover crops
Salvador Ramirez and Fernanda Krupek

Cover Crop Strategies – Soil Quality Management vs. Quality Soil Management Podcast

Cover Crop Strategies podcast from December 2020, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Salvador Ramirez, Doctor of Plant Health and Postdoctoral Research Associate with the University of Nebraska and Fernanda Krupek, Agronomy Graduate Research Assistant, also at the University of Nebraska. Ramirez and Krupek discuss how the difference between soil quality management and quality soil management, strategies for measuring soil quality, and the economics of improving soil quality.

Civil Eats, Why Aren’t USDA Conservation Programs Paying Farmers More to Improve Their Soil? January 2021

Nebraska Farmer, November 2020, “Aerial imagery brought to cover crop management.

Midlands Business Journal, October 2020, “Interest in regenerative agriculture growing."

Nebraska Farmer, November 2019, Identifying practices to mitigate drought, floods.

Let this soak in: roots in soil between crops can reduce flood impact, UNL researcher says, October 2019.

Wallace’s Farmer, May 2019, Cover crops can help fight weed resistance.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture: Cover crop research team receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant, May 29, 2019.

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Growing Magazine: Soil – the 'Underdog Natural Resource', Spring 2019

GIZMODO Earther: Farmers in the Midwest Face Decades of Recovery as Flooding Strips Away Crucial Soil, March 21, 2019

IANR Strategic Discussions for Nebraska, Tomorrow’s Scientists: Improving communities and improving the world, Basche teaches students to communicate their science, Fall 2018.

CSA News Magazine: Perennially-based practices improve soil hydrology, December 2017.

Inside Climate News: ‘Spongy’ soil can help farmers combat climate change, August 2017.

AgWeek: Fighting drought and flood with soil health, August 2017.

Market Journal

Soil and Climate UNL Assistant Professor, Andrea Basche, discusses her research on how the climate impacts soil. Andrea also shows off a very interesting soil experiment.

Market Journal

Andrea Basche, UNL Assistant Professor, and Fernanda Souza Krupek, Agronomy Graduate Research Assistant, talk about a soil health study that uses aerial imagery to measure crop yields.

Market Journal

UNL Assistant Professor Dr. Andrea Basche walks us through some of the different soil management practices used during a recent Extension event. See how these different practices could help you achieve your soil health goals.