Farm Business: Management and Conservation in the Face of Lower Returns Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Ag Conservation on Working Lands – What Practices Are Farmers Using? Jan 9, 2019

🕔Jan 9, 2019The USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) recently released a report title, “Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: Trends From 2004 to Present.”  A fact sheet that accompanied the report […]

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm Jan 3, 2019

🕔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 […]

Iowa: 4 Considerations for Improving Soil Health Nov 16, 2018

🕔Nov 16, 2018As the season approaches its conclusion and harvest conditions are most challenging, there are few things worth remembering to protect and sustain soil health. At this time, soil is susceptible […]

Iowa: Do You Need to Till This Fall? Oct 30, 2018

🕔Oct 30, 2018Late harvest and the rush to get grains out of the fields may present an opportunity to rethink the need for tilling fields this fall or not. The question to […]

Alabama Wheat: 22 Production Practices for High Yields Oct 19, 2018

🕔Oct 19, 20181. Plant High Quality Seed Farmers think they are saving money by planting bin-run wheat seed, but often it costs them money. Research has shown when a farmer’s seed is […]

Texas: Soil Health – 5 Common Misconceptions Oct 10, 2018

🕔Oct 10, 2018This week I was in Mitchell County, Texas to talk about cover cropping (see companion article in this month’s RCNL). As cover cropping has become a national topic of interest […]

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Fargo, Dec. 18-19 Oct 8, 2018

🕔Oct 8, 2018University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension Service are co-hosting the 2018 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 18-19 in Fargo, ND at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference […]

ERS Report: Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the U.S. Sep 28, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018On Wednesday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the United States,” which discussed regional and crop conservation tillage practices, as […]

Ohio: No-Till Field Day, Wooster, Aug. 29 Aug 24, 2018

🕔Aug 24, 2018A field day scheduled for Aug. 29 will look at the old and the new in tillage practices. The Ohio No-Till Field Day will feature panelists with a combined 250 […]

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