Soil Health Institute Announces Virtual Field Days that Focus on Soil Health Promoting Practices in Cotton

Soil Health Institute Announces Virtual Field Days that Focus on Soil Health Promoting Practices in Cotton

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 9:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, released today virtual soil health field days. The video tours include conversations with cotton growers and soil health specialists in Arkansas and South Carolina, according to David Lamm, Project Manager of Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton. The series of 13 videos are publicly available on SHI’s YouTube Channel.

HEALTHY SOILS FOR SUSTAINABLE COTTON

2-State Tour - 13 Virtual Field Day Events
 

BUILDING SOIL HEALTH – THE VIEW FROM ARKANSAS

Building Soil Health in Arkansas

Cotton Soil – Conventional and No-Till

Introducing the Furrow Runner Plow

Cover Crop Seed Selection

Cover Crop Seed Mixes

Wide Row Cotton

BUILDING SOIL HEALTH – THE VIEW FROM SOUTH CAROLINA

Soil Health in Richland County (South Carolina)

Measuring Bulk Density

Measuring Soil Temperature

Principles of Regenerative Agriculture

Warm Season Cover Crop Mixes

Warm Season Cover Crop Growth

Wrapping Up in Richland County (South Carolina)

The virtual field day videos are part of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project, which provides farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering with local soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors who have implemented successful soil health management systems. The project aims to increase the adoption of soil health management systems among cotton producers while documenting environmental and economic benefits.

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is supported through the generosity of the Wrangler® brand, the VF Corporation Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. For more information about the project and access to the video series, visit https://soilhealthinstitute.org/soil-health-training/.

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About the Soil Health Institute
The Soil Health Institute (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) is a non-profit whose mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute works with its many stakeholders to identify gaps in research and adoption; develop strategies, networks and funding to address those gaps; and ensure beneficial impact of those investments to agriculture, the environment and society.

About Wrangler®
Wrangler® apparel is available nationwide in mass market retailers, specialty stores, including work apparel chains, farm & fleet, and western stores, as well as through online and catalog retailers. To find a retailer or for more information on the Wrangler family of products, visit Wrangler.com or call 888.784.8571.

About VF Corporation
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart.org represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. By leaning in where the business has unique strengths, Walmart.org works to tackle key social issues and collaborate with others to spark long-lasting systemic change. Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employs more than 2 million associates and does business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Walmart.org is helping people live better by supporting programs that work to accelerate upward job mobility for frontline workers, address hunger and make healthier, more sustainably grown food a reality, and build strong communities where Walmart operates. To learn more, visit www.walmart.org or connect on Twitter @Walmartorg.

CONTACT:

David Lamm +1- 336-613-8322
dlamm@soilhealthinstitute.org

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