Wind Erosion and Nutrient Loss: How Much Soil Is Moving, What Could That Cost Farmers? May 13, 2022

🕔May 13, 2022
Two ongoing studies are measuring how much soil is being blown across different fields, and how much nutrients lost with wind erosion might cost farmers. Wind erosion Sometimes you can […]

Minnesota: When It Rains, It Pours: How Heavy Rainfall Can Lead to Nutrient Loss Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
From May to July of this year, 13 inches of rain fell at the Northwest Research & Outreach Center in Crookston — about 3.5 inches greater than the 30-year average. […]

1930s Dust Bowl: Government Policy + Climate + Farming Methods Oct 25, 2019

🕔Oct 25, 2019
The images are indelible, captured in novels, history books, songs and old black-and-white photographs.  During the mid-1930s, as Americans were trying to claw their way out of the depths of […]

Nebraska Planting: Preventing Wind Erosion May 15, 2018

🕔May 15, 2018
Soil erosion by wind becomes a serious problem when natural vegetation is removed or depleted. It can occur anywhere when vegetation and climatic conditions are conducive. These conditions exist when […]

Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons Aug 7, 2017

🕔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, […]

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN Mar 16, 2017

🕔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 […]

Soil Health: How Much Does an Acre of Soil 6 Inches Deep Weigh? – DTN Mar 7, 2017

🕔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 […]

Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN Feb 8, 2017

🕔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 […]

Soil Conservation: An Economic Perspective Sep 13, 2016

🕔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 […]

Emphasis on Soil Health Gaining Traction – DTN Nov 27, 2015

🕔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 […]

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