Mississippi: Moisture Sensors Not Responding to Irrigation

🕔Jun 21, 2019The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season.

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Very Late Planting – 11 Issues Facing Growers

🕔Jun 3, 2019Despite the fact that the “active” weather pattern gave no signs of changing over the past month, few of us thought we’d see so little planting progress by now. But […]

Indiana: Soil Compaction – The “Gift” That Keeps on Giving

🕔May 17, 2019Soils in Indiana have been too wet for field work almost since last fall. What I mean by “too wet” is so wet that the soils would not even support […]

Michigan: Preventing Sidewall Compaction in Wet Spring

🕔May 17, 2019The planting delays and wet soil conditions will increase the potential for sidewall compaction to occur this spring. Sidewall compaction includes all soil compaction and soil smearing in and around […]

Nebraska: Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies

🕔Apr 16, 2019Some fields were harvested last fall when the soil was quite wet and the harvest equipment left ruts. In addition, runoff from storms created rills and gullies in some fields, […]

Pennsylvania: Soil Compaction Threat Is High This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2019On Monday the week of April 9, 2019, we were trying to create compaction using a 36-ton manure truck for a demonstration in preparation for Penn State’s Diagnostic Field Clinic […]

Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management

🕔Mar 15, 2019The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Missed Fall Tillage? Save Money with No-Till.

🕔Mar 4, 2019The fall of 2018 was challenging for most farmers. It started with rainfall beginning in early September as the corn and soybean crop was maturing. While a good portion of […]

Pennsylvania: Compacted, Rutted Fields – What Can You Do?

🕔Jan 25, 2019Most farmers in Pennsylvania are acutely aware of the negative effects of tillage on soil — such as increased potential for runoff and soil erosion, increased water evaporation, increased decomposition […]

Nebraska Harvest: 10 Tips to Avoid Compaction on Wet Soils

🕔Oct 22, 2018With harvest underway across Nebraska, some producers are concerned about compaction as their large combines and grain carts move across the fields. In some areas, fall rains have left the […]

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