Paul Smith and his associates conduct research, analysis, and communication in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Environment, and Public Policy. Thoughtful, in-depth, nuanced analysis of issues and data. Recommendations and conclusions that reflect perspectives beyond the conventional. Examples provided here are from previous work and employment.


Soil Health Can Improve Crop Yield and Reduce Emissions – December 2022


Calculating soil health returns – September 2022

Regenerative Soil Practices Help Reduce Weeds – June 2022.


Recent report: Towards a Business Case for Soil Health

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A new report synthesizes knowledge on the economics of soil health practices in southern Ontario.

Recent paper: Hay Nutritional Quality and Grassland Bird Nesting: Impact of Delaying First Hay Cut on Dairy and Beef Production in Ontario

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