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[Podcast] Understanding Nutrient Cycling and Soil Tests

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we catch up with Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories, at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference where he gets into the nitty-gritty on nutrients that are removed from a field during harvest or foraging.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we catch up with Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories, at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference where he gets into the nitty-gritty on nutrients that are removed from a field during harvest or foraging.
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5 Tips for Soil Health Test Sampling

Soil health tests can help you understand whether you have the microbial activity to supply nutrients to plants or whether your soil structure is sufficient to allow air and water to flow. If you’re going to send soil samples to a lab, the quality of samples you collect is very important. Here are a few rules of thumb for soil health test sampling from the University of Minnesota.
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Hemp Prices Set to Decline, Market Oversupply Forecast

With most farmers in the U.S. still getting into the swing of producing hemp, a price crash may be coming before many can cash out on their crops, according to HempToday. Current estimates show the U.S. market is growing 8 times more hemp for CBD than can be consumed by the market.
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[Video] Hiniker Co. Breaks Down New Hemp Harvester

Matt Morrison, Director of Marketing at Hiniker Co., breaks down the new one-row hemp cutter from Hiniker. Designed to be pulled from a rear, three-point hitch, the harvester features rotary blade cutters, a belt-driven conveyor and a spring action designed to float the cutters at 1 inch above the ground.
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Corteva Agriscience Sponsors SDSU Precision Ag Facility Expansion

South Dakota State University is the first land-grant university to offer a precision agriculture major, a precision agriculture minor and an engineering for precision agriculture minor, as part of their curriculum. Corteva Agriscience is donating $600,000 to help expand facilities for student learning and engagement with precision ag tools.
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Tips for Verifying Combine Adjustments During Crop Harvest

Taking time to verify combine adjustments made in the shop match with the field conditions may seem time consuming but can minimize harvest loss as well as profit loss. This article from Iowa State University Extension discusses how to evaluate for pre-harvest loss and losses during harvest, and the types of in-field adjustments that can be made to minimize harvest losses.
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