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Don't Delay Wheat Harvest

Don't Delay Wheat Harvest

Wheat harvest date could impact both grain yield and quality. Delaying wheat harvest puts the crop at risk for increased disease, lodging, sprouting, harvest loss, and grain contamination with mycotoxins, says Ohio State University Extension.

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  • Chesapeake Bay Health Edges Up to C Grade in Report Card

    Individual indicators on the health of the nation’s largest estuary had mixed results in 2020, but the report released by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found the overall bay-wide trend continues to improve over time, says the Associated Press.
  • Considerations for Herbicide Applications and High Temperatures

    Summer temperatures have arrived, with high temperatures reported in many states. If you're planning herbicide applications, here are some things from Kansas State University Extension to consider when applying herbicides during hot weather.
  • Seasonal Water Needs and Opportunities for Limited Irrigation

    To irrigate for the greatest return, producers need to understand how crops respond to water, how crop rotation enhances water availability, and how changes in agronomic practices affect water needs, says Colorado State University Extension.
  • Tips for Designing a Grazing Program

    The development of a successful grazing management program begins with a mental inventory and an observation of what is happening that you would like to change, says South Dakota State University Extension.
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    Soil Microbes Prefer Crop Variety

    While research on soil microbial health has mainly been done in a lab, greenhouse or in short-term field experiments, University of Illinois crop scientists have captured valuable crop rotation and tillage data from a 20-year field experiment.
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    ‘Participatory Modeling’ by Canadian Growers, Researchers Bearing Fruit

    Farmers, scientists and agri-environment stakeholders gathered in workshops to share their respective objectives, develop a work plan and create prototypes of rotation systems that include cover crops. The results obtained are encouraging.
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    Producers should try to reduce methane levels from livestock, by improving feed conversion efficiency to reduce the amount of feed consumed, says Clay Pope. But we also need to understand that cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs are not the villains some people make them out to be.

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The editors of Cover Crop Strategies and No-Till Farmer created this 24-page special report to share ideas on getting covers established, using a roller-crimper for termination, successfully integrating livestock into a cover-crop system and using covers to transition away from an overdependence on herbicides and fertilizers. 
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Covering Up, Part 4: Getting Results with Innovative Cover Crop Systems

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Turning Your Sprayer into an Effective No-Till Asset

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Getting More From Your Nitrogen Investment

Discover numerous tools and application strategies at your disposal today including the case for moving nitrogen (N) applications in corn to later in the season and the potential that crop sensors are showing for targeted N applications to increase efficiency and profitability. Plus, learn about certain species of cover crops that can fix significant amounts of N.

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