Organic Decision Tools to Manage N for Production and Climate

Organic Transitions ILLU-875-62, 2015-2017  Our goals are to: Evaluate usability and utility of soil N calculators and models Develop affordable ways for farmers to initialize process models that feed decision support tools Develop the goCropghg app to allow organic farmers to estimate plant available N and greenhouse gas emissions on their farms We are leveraging goCrop™, […]

Stewarding Carbon for the Climate

In this project we assessed the influence of grain production cropping systems on soil quality and C sequestration potential using participatory and on-farm research methods. Project background and objectives:This project was the third study carried out as partof the Illinois Soil Quality Initiative  whichbegan on farm research to provide Illiniois grainproducers with research‐based tools andrecommendations […]

Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program

I currently serve as the director of ASAP.  The University of Illinois program is one of the first univeristy based programs addressing sustainable agriculture in the country.  Our current mission is to promote information exchange and knowledge application to improve the sustainabliity of food, fiber and energy production in Illinois and beyond.   For more on ASAP click […]

Soil Quality Website

I  host the Soil Quality Website which is the product of  a collaborative effort between Susan Andrews, members of NCERA-59, and the Soil Tilth Lab.  Many individuals have worked for the past decade to develop and deliver content addressing and promoting sustainable soil management.  This is an outgrowth of a SARE-PDP project that engaged Illinois […]


is a webcommunity for eOrganic that publishes to eXtension.  eXtension is brought to you by experts from the nation’s largest and oldest network of land grant universities. Michelle has served as one of the founders of eXtension and has served as the lead for the eOrganic Soils and Organic Agriculture and Climate Change communities of practice […]