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Friday, January 28, 2022
OPCIE Announces New Collaboration with Oklahoma Conservation Commission
The Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE) announced an exciting new partnership with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC). The collaboration will feature the development of Soil Health Management Systems, an invaluable tool that will help ensure Oklahoma farmers and ranchers have healthy soil, plants and animals for generations to come.

“We’re excited to enter this collaboration with the OCC and establish an innovative standard for agricultural practices in the state of Oklahoma,” Elizabeth Pollard, secretary of science and innovation, said. “As a largely rural and agricultural state, we have an opportunity to become a leader in regenerative soil research and continue to position Oklahoma as a top ten state.”

This comprehensive management system will allow farmers to monitor soil, air, plant and water health quality. Using its web and mobile-based resource applications, they can review the data and make informed decisions to improve their soil quality, increase profitability and provide quality products to consumers throughout the state and nation.

Studying soils and biofortification can also play a critical role in understanding how infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, are transmitted. By entering into this partnership with the OCC, researchers can begin exploring links between soil health, animal health, human health and pandemic prevention.

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