Soil Health Advocates Helping Farmers Fix Soil, Grow Profits
Cover Crops, Nutrient Management, Soil Health

Soil Health Advocates Helping Farmers Fix Soil, Grow Profits

In April 2019, about 30 farmers, from around Wisconsin flocked to T&R Dairy in Watertown, Wis., for a 3-day Soil Health Academy ecological nutrient management seminar put on by Understanding Ag and hosted by no-tiller Tony Peirick.

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  • Tips for Using Corn as a Cover Crop

    This year traditional cover crop seed is hard to find. However, corn and soybeans can be considered a cover crop.
  • 8 Points to Success With Postemergence Herbicide Applications

    With the wild spring and slow, wet, cool start to the growing season, many fields did not get the early-season residual herbicides they usually would, according to the University of Nebraska — Lincoln.
  • In-season Nitrogen Management for Corn in 2019

    The 2019 spring weather conditions have complicated nitrogen management. Much residual nitrate-N and applied fertilizer-N was likely lost to leaching and denitrification, according to the University of Nebraska — Lincoln.
  • Layering Soil-Residual Herbicides in Soybean

    Applying soil-residual herbicides with non-residual, foliar-applied herbicides can help reduce additional weed emergence following application and, therefore, reduce the need for another application later, say researchers at the University of Illinois.
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In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, no-till pioneer Bill Haddad joins Frank Lessiter for a wide-ranging conversation about early no-till innovations and how a dogged pursuit of understanding and excellence developed into successful practices.

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