Items Tagged with 'moisture retention'


Is Drought Proofing A Farm Possible?

Conservation measures taken by farmers have long worked to help stop soil erosion, but these days, those practices might also help reduce crop loss caused by drought in the coming year.
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Leave Crop Residue On Farm Ground

Soil Quality Specialist Jeff Hemenway of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Huron said if producers reduce tillage or increase surface residue, they can increase infiltration rates.
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No-Till “Shines” When The Sun Swipes Valuable Moisture

Moisture conservation may be the key to reducing disease since moisture-stressed wheat is more susceptible to infection.
With a one-pass operation that places seed and fertilizer into an otherwise undisturbed seedbed and packs the furrow, no-till systems shine when it comes to both better yields and disease control, says Andy Lenssen, a Montana State University entomologist.
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