The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Council has declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils.
Organic management is also important for carbon sequestration and building soil organic matter. The Organic Center has been addressing this issue by collaborating with Dr. Geoff Davies and Dr. Elham Ghabbour (pictured right), who head the National Soil Project, to investigate soil health in conventional and organic farms. Drs. Davies and Ghabbour have developed an innovative technique that is able to separate out soil organic matter into its components: humic acid, fulvic acid, and humin.
by Jessica Shade in Farm, Industry, June 24, 15