California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

🕔Jul 10, 2017Many people are aware that soil types play a significant role with tree vigor and productivity, as well as affect management decisions relating to irrigation, pre-plant fumigation, fertigation practices, etc. […]

Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

🕔May 19, 2017The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices.   The institute — created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts […]

National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

🕔Mar 23, 2017Research and promotion of soil health and cover crops got a major boost Wednesday as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced a […]

North Dakota Farmer Successfully Manages Heavy Clay Soils with Cover Crops, No-Till – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2017Some farmers may curse heavy clay soils, but the Toussaint family is finding a way to manage these tough soils using roots instead of iron. Cereal rye as a cover […]

Flint on Crops: The Soil Needs Some Consideration Too – Commentary

🕔Feb 27, 2017This is the time of year when we go to meetings where people talk about weeds and herbicides, insects and insecticides, diseases and their remedies and more. Most of the […]

Iowa: Soil Health Conference, Ames, Feb. 16-17

🕔Dec 16, 2016Leaving crop residue on the soil surface improves nutrient cycling and, ultimately, soil quality that will increase and sustain soil productivity. Through conservation practices that include balanced residue management and […]

Commodity Crops: Report Gauges Ag Sustainability Metrics – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2016On-farm sustainability metrics have improved in a lot of areas going back to the 1980s, but also may have plateaued. With agricultural sustainability becoming a growing industry focus, the group […]

Virginia Cotton: “Light Land Syndrome” – The Problem Child

🕔Jun 14, 2016Cotton Development Cotton planted from about May 2 through mid- May seems to be around the 5-leaf stage. Cotton planted as late as June 3 is already getting the second […]

Nebraska: Waiting on Muddy Soils – How Wet is Too Wet?

🕔May 31, 2016With the recent rains and the wet soils, many producers may be tempted to head to the field sooner than they should. Wet soils are easily compacted when tilled or […]

Micronutrient Deficiency: Tips to Know When and How to Add More – DTN

🕔May 19, 2016Micronutrients are getting more attention thanks to farmers doing more routine soil testing and plant analyses. Those tests show more micronutrient deficiencies even though farmers might not see foliar symptoms […]

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