Arkansas: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farm Field Day, Brinkley, July 25

🕔Jul 12, 2019When it comes to ag, the prettiest fields aren’t always the most profitable. Working in a cover crop system means you aren’t going to win a “prettiest contest. You may […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Arkansas: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farm Field Day, Brinkley, July 25

🕔Jun 28, 2019Two farmer-mentors, specialists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Soil Health Institute will be guiding growers on July 25 through demonstrations and discussions of ways […]

Tackling Tough Weeds with Cover Crops – Video

🕔Jun 7, 2019Taylor Clarke, Farmer and Extension Agent from Brunswick County, VA, discusses how he transformed his tobacco-based family farm into a soybean-based system by introducing cover crops. After five years of […]

South Carolina: Cover Crops Increase Soil Moisture as Much as 10%

🕔May 23, 2019South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation […]

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 […]

Cover Crop Planting Increased by 5 million Acres

🕔Apr 16, 2019Last week USDA released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The previous 2012 Census was the first one to include a question about cover crops. While the 2012 Census […]

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 […]

Soybeans: Mustard Cover Crop – Natural Barrier to Charcoal Rot?

🕔Apr 5, 2019Kansas State University researchers have received national recognition for a study showing that planting a mustard cover crop helps to improve soil health and, ultimately, boosts soybean yields. Their work, […]

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