Nutrient Management

Chopped Corn Residue Helps Ensure Complete Nutrient Release

A combination of chopping corn residue and applying a biocatalyst can result in better residue breakdown and higher corn yields, says work from the University of Illinois.
A combination of chopping corn residue and applying a biocatalyst can result in better residue breakdown and higher corn yields, says work from the University of Illinois.
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What I've Learned From No-Tillng: Cover crops, Water Management are This Longtime No-Tiller’s Latest Tricks

Kelly Tobin, 85, has long been dedicated to learning, and is still picking up new tricks to advance production on his farm and others he manages.
Kelly Tobin, 85, has long been dedicated to learning, and is still picking up new tricks to advance production on his farm and others he manages.
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View Plants as ‘Distinct Factories’

Understanding the complexity of plant and soil interactions, and the relationships among roots, nutrients and soil composition, is key to assessing future crop health.
Understanding the complexity of plant and soil interactions, and the relationships among roots, nutrients and soil composition, is key to assessing future crop health.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

How Far Do We Go?

If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
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Saved Sediment, Covers, Worms Bring No-Till ‘Gold’ to the Surface

Dwight Clary says seeding covers have revved up his Ohio farm by suppressing weeds, taking up nutrients and building organic matter.
An interest in conservation hit Dwight Clary early in life. When he was 13 years old, one of his 4H projects won a County Conservation Award. The prize? A week at Conservation Camp. That was when he learned about a new practice called “no-till.”
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