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Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

👤By Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock Environmental Engineer 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Charles Wortmann and Dan Walters, faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, provide several important insights in a field research initiative that monitored soil erosion, runoff, and phosphorus (P) loss from replicated field plots over three

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Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 16, 2017

Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued dramatic increases in both funding and adoption to achieve full

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Soil Health: How Much Does an Acre of Soil 6 Inches Deep Weigh? – DTN

Soil Health: How Much Does an Acre of Soil 6 Inches Deep Weigh? – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Mar 7, 2017

When it comes to increasing soil health, we most often focus on increasing organic matter.   Practices that build organic matter include reducing tillage, planting more high-residue crops such as corn and wheat, rotating to sod grass crops that produce

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Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN

Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Alternative grazing programs are allowing cattle producers to graze cattle more efficiently while raising crops and utilizing such conservation practices as cover crops.   In a Great Plains Grazing webinar on Jan. 27 titled “Grazing Cropping Systems in Oklahoma,” Jason

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Soil Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Soil Conservation: An Economic Perspective

👤By Maria Bowman, Steven Wallander, and Lori Lynch, USDA 🕔Sep 13, 2016

USDA has championed soil conservation, a suite of efforts to mitigate soil loss due to erosion, since 1935. In that year, Congress created the Soil Conservation Service, predecessor to today’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Given this long history, a

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Emphasis on Soil Health Gaining Traction – DTN

Emphasis on Soil Health Gaining Traction – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 27, 2015

It was a little chilly Monday morning as Greg Whitmore gave an early tour of various cereal rye cover-crop mixes on his farm. Whitmore is one of 40 farmers taking part in the Soil Health Partnership, a long-term research demonstration

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Did Dust Bowl’s Ravages End in the 1940s? New Study Says No

Did Dust Bowl’s Ravages End in the 1940s? New Study Says No

👤From University of Tennessee 🕔Oct 30, 2015

A recent study led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, even potentially altering history books. The paper, soon-to-be published in

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Georgia: Rains Spotty in Most Areas – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 15, 2015

General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 14, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.2 inches of rain up to 3.2

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Mississippi River Basin: 27 New State Projects Get $10M Investment

Mississippi River Basin: 27 New State Projects Get $10M Investment

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 7, 2015

Targeted conservation work in the Mississippi River basin will unite the USDA, farmers and local organizations to help clean waterways that flow into the nation’s largest river. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is investing $10 million this year in

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Soil: How Much Nutrient is Lost from Erosion?

👤By Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University 🕔Mar 9, 2015

The loss of organic matter and its nutrient value by erosion has significant effect on both the long-term sustainability of the soil nutrient pool and soil productivity. Nutrient availability in the soil to plants is inherently linked to the soil

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