There is an increasing interest regarding the potential for cover crops and soybean cyst nematode to interact in the field. Particularly with the possibility that cover crops could decrease soybean cyst nematoden numbers.
Loading reduction targets for phosphorus — particularly those aimed at reducing losses of dissolved phosphate — may not be met through soil health alone, and definitely require attention to nutrient application placement and timing as well, says the International Plant Nutrition Institute.
No-tillers with livestock can improve soil health and increase forage production by moving animals more frequently, controlling field access and increasing recovery times for plants, says grazing consultant Allen Williams.
When you think of tightening your belt in crop production, it often means cutting your production costs while maintaining yield to increase profitability. The opposite can be just as effective: Maintaining your production costs while increasing yield will increase profitability.
It has been a long cold winter with record low temperatures. This has led to some growers wondering if they still have to worry about plant diseases this growing season. As cold as it has been this winter, it may not have been cold enough for plant pathogens to die. Fungal pathogens have survival structures that enable them withstand very harsh weather conditions.
At the annual Summer Field Day at Jim Hershey's farm there will be a Meeting of the Minds dinner at 6 p.m. on July 24, followed by a full, formal program with Indiana no-tiller Rick Clark as the keynote speaker on July 25.
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