Recycling Nutrients and Improving Soil Health with Earthworms
Nutrient Management, Soil Health

Recycling Nutrients and Improving Soil Health with Earthworms

The presence of earthworms in the soil is widely understood to be a positive sign. From aerating the soil, to adding carbon and other nutrients, to incubating beneficial biology, earthworms provide a range of benefits that can have profound impact on agricultural soils.

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  • Crop Progress Continues to Lag; Little Change in Corn & Soybeans Condition

    USDA noted little change in the overall condition of U.S. corn and soybeans in its July 22 report, but neither crop has been able to close much of the gap when it comes to their maturity levels.
  • Long-Term Study Suggests Management Adaptations for Weather Extremes

    A recent article published in the Soil and Tillage Research Journal explores how a long-term tillage study in northeast Nebraska can offer insights on how to successfully adapt to future climate changes by adjusting specific management practices.
  • NRCS Updates Cover Crop Termination Guidelines

    Here are the latest guidelines on cover crop termination from the NRCS — for crops planted in the 2020 crop year and later — for growers who are utilizing crop insurance.
  • [Podcast] Marketing the Value of No-Till with Karl Kupers of Shepherd’s Grain

    This episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, features one of the most successful value-added projects ever started by no-tillers. After mastering no-tilling in the dry areas on eastern Washington, guest Karl Kupers joined forces with Fred Fleming to form Shepherd’s Grain, a unique organization aimed at promoting and utilizing the benefits of no-till while also creating a new marketplace that offered premium prices on their products.
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