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Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Managing Phosphorus, Potassium, and pH Following Drought

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Managing Phosphorus, Potassium, and pH Following Drought

👤By Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Dry conditions this summer in some parts of Iowa will result in low and variable crop yield. Low or variable crop growth and yield significantly affect phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) uptake and removal with harvest. If dry conditions continue

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Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota Extension Educator 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Plan to attend this year’s Strip-Till Expo on Wednesday, September 6th at the University of Minnesota – North Dakota State University Tillage Research Trials, west of Fergus Falls, MN. A hallmark of the day will be the side-by-side field demonstrations

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Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?

Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?

👤By Charles Wortmann and Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 14, 2017

If you’re considering cutting drought-stressed crops for silage, you might want to take a second look at the potential for losing more value than you’ll gain from the operation. In nutrient value alone, crop residue is estimated to provide almost

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Iowa: Seeding Cover Crops in Dry Conditions

Iowa: Seeding Cover Crops in Dry Conditions Updated

👤By Angie Rieck-Hinz and Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Aug 14, 2017

We are quickly approaching the time of year when we aerially seed cover crops into standing corn and soybeans.  Earlier seeding allows for more growth and consequently more biomass to protect soils from erosion. It also allows the opportunity to

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Virginia Peanuts: Some Plants Turning Yellow, a Variety of Possible Causes

Virginia Peanuts: Some Plants Turning Yellow, a Variety of Possible Causes

👤By Maria Balota, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 9, 2017

According with the FSA, 26,323 acres of peanut were planted this year in Virginia; and the crop progresses well so far. The early May planted peanuts are getting close to the full seed growth stage (two pictures of peanut pods

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Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

👤By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Soil Specialist 🕔Aug 9, 2017

The summer is drawing to an end and it is time to plant cover crops! Many cover crops need to be planted early to derive substantial benefit from them. Radishes have to be planted in August to develop a deep

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Ohio: Cover Crop Considerations Following Wheat in Grain Rotations

Ohio: Cover Crop Considerations Following Wheat in Grain Rotations

👤By Alexander Lindsey and Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension Specialists; and Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Considerations for planting cover crops after wheat in grain crop rotations are common at this point in the season. With any cover crop, it is advisable to select a species with a given target in mind (surface erosion prevention, nutrient

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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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Arkansas: Researchers Receive Grant for Cover Crop Study

Arkansas: Researchers Receive Grant for Cover Crop Study

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will study the efficacy of using cover crops in reducing growers’ nitrogen fertilizer needs, retaining soil moisture, and growing profit margins during a three-year demonstration scheduled to begin this fall.

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