Put Some ‘Mustard’ on Your Earthworm Sampling Methods
Soil Health, No-Till 101

Put Some ‘Mustard’ on Your Earthworm Sampling Methods

The undisputed indicator of healthy soil is the presence of earthworms in the soil profile. There are various methods of sampling or extraction to estimate the level of worm communities and analyze the different species present.

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    No-till is one of the most popular and effective conservation practices but making the switch from tilling to not can be intimidating. Check out these 6 tips for transitioning to no-till from the NRCS.
  • Cover Crops Required in New York Town

    New legislation addresses last winter's dust storms that led to wind erosion and health concerns among New York residents living in eastern Long Island.
  • Making Continuous Corn Work

    Yield drag is widely associated with continuous corn as a result of the cooler and wetter soils, nitrogen (N) immobilization, increased disease risk, and allelopathy which often result from high corn residue volume. Follow these tips from Iowa State University for the best possible corn-on-corn results.
  • Corn Harvest Remains Behind, Soybean Harvest Mostly Caught Up

    This week’s USDA Crop Progress report showed that corn harvest remains behind both the 5 year average and the 2018 harvest numbers, while soybean harvest continues to regain lost ground, matching the 2018 harvest for this week.
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    Which Category Do You Fall in — Messiah or Pariah?

    Will the gradual change in farm production practices to more wholistic methods, including no-till systems, be fought in coffee shops or courtrooms? Read about battles flaring up in two different states.
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    Cover Crops vs. Winter Warming

    As northern growers gear up for colder weather, it’s a good time to consider whether cover crops can have any impact on winter temperatures and global warming.
  • No-Tillers at the Heart of the Regenerative Ag Movement

    General Mills, Dannon, Land O’ Lakes, Syngenta, Corteva, Wrangler, PepsiCo, The Nature Conservancy. What do they all have in common? These companies and organizations — among others — are working to advance the role of agriculture in addressing the demands of health-conscious consumers while also helping to combat the effects of climate change while improving food security issues across the globe.
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    Read the Fine Print on Tillage, Pulse Yields

    Find out what a recent University of Nebraska study concludes about germination and yields for two pulse crops after tillage was done, and what important caveats the research doesn’t address.

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Ray Ward on Soil Testing and No-Till Nutrient Management

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.

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