Ohio: Soil Health – Using the Slake Test to Determine Crusting

🕔Apr 24, 2018An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields. All you need is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry […]

Iowa Corn: Fertilization Can Help with Cool Soils, Late Planting Dates

🕔Apr 23, 2018With delayed spring weather and low or uncertain grain prices, farmers and crop consultants are asking questions about starter fertilizer for corn this spring. The placement of small amounts of […]

Tennessee: No-Till Field Day Returns, Milan, July 26

🕔Apr 23, 2018The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event […]

Minnesota: Small Grains – An Easier Way to Establish, Grow Cover Crops

🕔Apr 13, 2018Establishing cover crops in corn and soybeans is not without its challenges in Minnesota. There is little growing season left after harvest and soil moisture and herbicide carryover can often […]

Soil Health – Defining Its Contribution To Livestock Gains

🕔Apr 13, 2018Individual pastures on livestock farms yield surprisingly dissimilar benefits to a farm’s overall agricultural income, and those differences are most likely attributable to the varying levels of “soil health” provided […]

Michigan: Repairing Harvest Ruts This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2018I’ve seen more fields with harvest ruts this year than I usually do. There were several weather-related factors that contributed to this situation. The wet spring led to planting delays, […]

Ohio: Avoid Soil Compaction – Reduce Your Axle Load

🕔Apr 10, 2018Heavy farm machinery compacts the soil, both on tilled ground and no-tilled ground. Compaction induced by agricultural machinery often affects soil properties and crop production. Axle load is the first […]

Minnesota: Why Do We Need a Soybean Nitrogen Credit?

🕔Apr 2, 2018In a corn-soybean rotation, the corn will need less nitrogen (N) following the nitrogen fixing legumes than in a continuous corn operation. Thus, a nitrogen “credit” is applied to manage […]

Corn: Leveling Out on High Yields in South Carolina – DTN

🕔Apr 2, 2018A stickler for detail and the owner of good land, Dan Gause was no stranger to high-yield corn production when he switched to precision farming in 2011. Balancing out fertility […]

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Podcast – Soil Sampling, Testing

🕔Mar 29, 2018This month’s podcast episode is all about soil sampling and testing. Have a listen to hear how you can ensure a representative sample and what outside factors could affect the […]

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