Soil Health

Erosion Sweeping Away Soil In Corn Belt States

In a special report, the Environmental Working Group says that across wide swaths of Iowa and other Corn Belt states, the rich, dark soil that made this region the nation’s breadbasket is being swept away at rates many times higher than official estimates.
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Tips For Reducing Compaction, Slippage

Compaction and slippage problems can be easily improved by minor adjustments to tires; but by making an adjustment that improves one area of performance, the farmer may be giving up some performance in the other.
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No-Tillers Fill Up On Knowledge At Record Event

More than 800 growers from the U.S., Canada and even Africa flocked to the 19th annual National No-Tillage Conference to find new ways of boosting productivity and profits.
No-tillers logged hundreds or even thousands of miles to network, learn and inquire as the 19th annual National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) in Cincinnati went down as a record-setting event.
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Digging Deep For Answers

Soil pits can help no-tillers answer questions about crop development, compaction and soil quality.
Three experienced scientists say soil pits are another tool no-tillers can use to examine soil structure, root development, compaction, soil quality and other important agronomical issues.
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Rebuilding Soil With No-Till Helps Profitability

Keeping the soil permanently covered is the best way to increase profits in farming no matter where a producer lives or what kind of soil his fields have, says Juca Sa from Ponta Grossa, Brazil.
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