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Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

Iconic American denim brand Wrangler today announced the launch of a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices. The announcement took place at the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit, where Wrangler co-hosted the

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Flint on Crops: Plants Need Silicon – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Plants Need Silicon – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔May 22, 2017

We are very familiar with the element silicon because it serves us in many ways from the handy sealants we use to stop leaks to the sands we enjoy at the beach. Those of us who have studied the soil

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Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 19, 2017

The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices.   The institute — created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation — held an event

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Georgia Peanuts: 8 Steps for Proper Soil Fertility

Georgia Peanuts: 8 Steps for Proper Soil Fertility

👤By Glen Harris, University of Georgia 🕔May 18, 2017

Because the peanut plant is a deep-rooted legume that fixes nitrogen and is a good scavenger of “P&K’, most people say it doesn’t need a lot of fertilizer. That is not necessarily true and if you come up short on

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Minnesota Corn: Using Soil Tests to Effectively Manage P and K

Minnesota Corn: Using Soil Tests to Effectively Manage P and K

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔May 16, 2017

With high crop yields in recent years, many producers wonder how much applied fertilizer is enough to hold soil tests at a desired value. Fertilizer ROI depends on the soil’s ability to supply a portion of a crop’s nutrient needs.

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Flint on Crops: Lime Is Fertilizer Too – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Lime Is Fertilizer Too – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔May 15, 2017

As I have worked with growers through the years one of the ideas that has kept coming up is how to choose between applications of lime or “fertilizer”. There seems to be a great misunderstanding about the importance of these

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Texas: Soil Scientist Seeks Optimum Fertility Solutions

Texas: Soil Scientist Seeks Optimum Fertility Solutions

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 12, 2017

Dr. Katie Lewis is going for the triple-whammy against negative soil fertility issues on the Texas High Plains.   When it comes to applying fertilizer, Lewis, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist at Lubbock, is seeking to optimize its

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AgLaunch Announces 2017 Accelerator Companies

AgLaunch Announces 2017 Accelerator Companies

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 9, 2017

More than 125 ag startups from across the globe expressed interest in the 2017 AgLaunch Accelerator, many of which were referred by leading venture capital groups and farmer organizations. Ultimately, three startups were chosen based on their stage of business,

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California: Soil Management Training, Five Points, June 6

California: Soil Management Training, Five Points, June 6

👤By Jeff Mitchell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔May 9, 2017

How long-term soil health practices affect farming system performance will be covered in a half-day training workshop in Five Points on June 6 beginning at 9 a.m..  The practices that will be showcased include reduced disturbance tillage and the use of

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Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective

Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔May 9, 2017

Congress continues work on the next farm bill and the House Ag Committee recently reviewed conservation programs. A central topic of that hearing, as well as the ongoing discussion about conservation policy, is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This article

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