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Can Soil Organic Carbon Reduce Drought and Flooding?

According to the Soil Health Institute, healthy soil that is rich in carbon acts like a sponge to soak up rainfall and store it for crops. While farmers have known this for a long time, it has been hard for scientists to predict how much extra water farmers can expect when they use regenerative agriculture practices that improve soil carbon.


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[Podcast] Boosting Your Bottom Line with Humates & Mineral Nutrition

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Bio-Till Cover Crops, listen in as Associate Editor Michaela Paukner chats with Jim about why micronutrients may be the best opportunity to boost your yields this year, what to look for when buying biologicals and more.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Bio-Till Cover Crops, listen in as Associate Editor Michaela Paukner chats with Jim about why micronutrients may be the best opportunity to boost your yields this year, what to look for when buying biologicals and more.
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The Impact of Grazing Cover Crops on Soil Health

Cover crops are typically used by producers in dryland no-till cropping systems to improve soil health, reduce soil compaction, enhance nutrient cycling, improve soil structure, and improve water infiltration. Producers may be able to realize some income from cover crops by grazing or haying them. But is this a good idea or will it cancel out any benefit the cover crops would otherwise have on soil properties and residue cover?


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U. Minn. Offers Tips For Pre-Emergence Herbicide Application

Preemergence herbicides can aid in the control of troublesome weeds such as waterhemp and giant ragweed. They can also result in lower weed densities and a more uniform weed height at the time of postemergence herbicide application, aid in the management of herbicide-resistant weeds, and ultimately help protect crop yield potential and profitability.
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