Cover Crops: Why Plant Them? What’s Your Goal? – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019Cover croppers face a chicken-egg conundrum of decisions. What seed to plant in the fall often means selecting it in the spring, long before destroying the previous year’s planting, for […]

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 […]

Iowa: 9 Tips for Managing Wet, Cold Soils

🕔Feb 26, 2019The amount of snow we received and potential spring rain events can be challenging to an early start to the growing season. Approaching field operations for N applications, tillage, weed […]

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 […]

Michigan: Water Quality – Trade-Off for No-Till Benefits?

🕔Jan 24, 2019When excess phosphorus from the farm reaches downstream water bodies, it causes eutrophication and harmful algal blooms like the ones in Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. Much of this phosphorus […]

Iowa: Soil Fertility Short Course, Ames, Feb. 19-20

🕔Jan 15, 2019Making sound soil fertility management decisions is an important part of successful crop production, on both an economic and environmental level. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering […]

Sustainability Impacts Agriculture’s Future

🕔Jan 11, 2019Words like sustainability can become buzzwords and are often misunderstood or misused, but despite its widespread use, this term isn’t going anywhere. Sustainability is an important concept to understand, especially […]

Mississippi: MSU Extension Soil Testing Lab Offers New Services

🕔Jan 4, 2019The Mississippi State University Extension Service Soil Testing Lab has new equipment that allows it to offer an expanded range of services to clients. A new carbon and nitrogen analyzer […]

Nebraska: Crop Production Road Show – January

🕔Jan 4, 2019Nebraska Extension is hosting its second annual Crop Production Roadshow in January 2019. This Roadshow is a series of meetings across west-central Nebraska focusing on production issues and research updates […]

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm

🕔Jan 3, 2019Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil’s surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less […]

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