Grain on the Brain Podcasts
Season 2, Episode 5-Building Soil Carbon
Have you been thinking about how to build up the different types of soil carbon on your farm? Professor Cynthia Kallenbach talks to Scott Beaton about soil health, the different types of soil carbon and how to make deposits into both your soil chequing and savings accounts.
A soil carbon primer from Prof Martin Entz from the University of Manitoba. Click here: Improving soil health in organic systems
Read about soil health research on organic farms conducted by the Organic Farming Research Foundation:
Dig deeper into Soil Health on the National Resources Conservation Service’s website:
Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
Professor Cynthia Kallenbach
Cynthia Kallenbach joined McGill’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2018. Her research integrates soil ecology and biogeochemistry to understand soil organic matter turnover and accumulation and microbial-plant interactions affecting carbon and nutrient cycling under land use and global change. She received her BSc degree (Geography) from Sonoma State University, California. She earned two MSc at University of California-Davis in International Agriculture Development and in Soil Biogeochemistry, and her PhD from the University of New Hampshire in Earth and Environmental Science. Before coming to McGill, she was a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University.
Host: Scott Beaton
Narrator: Karen Klassen
Producer: Karen Klassen
Editor: Jason Peters
Podcast oversight committee: Anne Kirk, Jason Peters, Kim Wilton, Tierra Stokes, Marla Carlson, Deb Tuchelt