North Dakota Farmer Successfully Manages Heavy Clay Soils with Cover Crops, No-Till – DTN Mar 21, 2017

    🕔Mar 21, 2017
    Some 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, 2017

    🕔Feb 27, 2017
    This 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, 2016

    🕔Dec 16, 2016
    Leaving 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, 2016

    🕔Dec 12, 2016
    On-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, 2016

    🕔Jun 14, 2016
    Cotton 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, 2016

    🕔May 31, 2016
    With 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, 2016

    🕔May 19, 2016
    Micronutrients 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 […]

    Soil Health: Two Tests You Should Consider Using – DTN Jan 7, 2016

    🕔Jan 7, 2016
    The buzzword in agronomy this past year has been soil health. I’ve written a lot about how to monitor and measure it. Still, there seem to be many questions about […]

    Nitrogen Loss: 4 Things to Consider Dec 21, 2015

    🕔Dec 21, 2015
    Really, it just had to rain large amounts in December. Seems we can’t get any relief from worrying about excess rain and impacts on nitrogen (N). The questions have already […]

    North Carolina: New Soil Health Institute Funded Privately for Next 10 Years – DTN Dec 3, 2015

    🕔Dec 3, 2015
    A pair of agricultural foundations are creating a new institute to examine the state of the country’s soil and stress the importance of soil in daily life. The Oklahoma-based Samuel […]


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