Crop residue management, no-till crop production and cover crops are important methods to reduce wind and water erosion, decrease runoff and evaporation and improve soil health for a more resilient soil, says ag engineer Paul Jasa of Nebraska Extension.
Researchers are studying the soil around sorghum plants in hopes of gleaning how microbes help the crop continue to produce during droughts, possibly providing clues to helping other crops improve drought tolerance traits.
Pioneer Hi-Bred has launched a new generation of corn hybrids, under the Optimum AQUAmax brand name, that may deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments, allowing growers to minimize risk and maximize productivity.
Registration for the Soil Health Field Day at Burr Oak Farms & Unruh Cover Cropping in Lewiston, Minn., is open. Topics covered include roller-crimping, alternative forages, a drone seeding demo and seeding equipment.
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