Seeding & Planting

Iowa State Economists Estimate COVID-19 Impact on State’s Ag Economy

Economists at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University have issued a new policy brief that measures the revenue impacts the COVID-19 outbreak is having on some of Iowa's largest agricultural industries. Estimates show overall annual damage of roughly $788 million for corn, $213 million for soybean, over $2.5 billion for ethanol, $658 million for fed cattle, $34 million for calves and feeder cattle, and $2.1 billion for hogs.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Breaking Corn Yield Records with David Hula

In this episode of the “<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editors caught up with two experienced farmers — David Hula and Darin Stolte — from the floor at this year’s Commodity Classic Show in San Antonio for insights into record-breaking corn yields and targeted nutrient management.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, No-Till Farmer editors caught up with two experienced farmers — David Hula and Darin Stolte — from the floor at this year’s Commodity Classic Show in San Antonio for insights into record-breaking corn yields and targeted nutrient management.
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[Podcast] Using Ryegrass to Break Up Fragipan Soils

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by FR8STAR, we share a discussion between Ralph Upton Jr. of Springerton, Illinois and ag researcher John Pike, which delves into research Upton had done on his farm after a 1983 drought revealed that he had a plow pan layer about 6 inches deep in his soil profile that was preventing his crops from getting needed moisture.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by FR8STAR, we share a discussion between Ralph Upton Jr. of Springerton, Illinois, and ag researcher John Pike, covering their exchange which delves into research Upton had done on his farm after a 1983 drought revealed that he had a plow pan layer about 6 inches deep in his soil profile that was preventing his crops from getting needed moisture.
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Precise Management is Key to High Yields with Hybrid Rye

Commonly grown in Europe, hybrid rye presents a unique third-crop opportunity for U.S. no-tillers looking to diversify their markets and rotations.
MANY CORN AND soybean farmers have found themselves looking for a viable third crop to incorporate in their rotations, seeking diversity in markets, soil health benefits, and the opportunity to spread work the load over a longer period of time.
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Improving Soil Structure, Water Infiltration with No-Till and Cover Crops

Nathan Brown has benefitted from decreased soil erosion, less weed pressure and cost savings by incorporating regenerative practices on his 1,050 acre operation.
ONE DAY IN December 2010, Nathan Brown was driving by his neighbor’s farm in southeastern Ohio. Brown saw that his neighbor was out drilling a crop in the field — an unusual sight for that time of year.
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