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Dryland Cover Crop Study Paints Mixed Picture, But Hope for Future

A technical bulletin released detailing the feasibility of cover crops in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah painted a mix picture, but still drew some favorable conclusions for the future of covers in semi-arid climates. Read More
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In Depth: The Money-Making Power of Soil Microbes

The challenge ahead for farmers is to produce more food on a declining land area, with soils and ecosystems that are continually being degraded — all while using less water, energy and natural resources under difficult economic circumstances. Read More

New American Farmland Trust-NRCS Case Studies Show Soil Health Practices Increase Farm Profitability

Evidence of the economic benefits of healthy soil will help farmers embrace conservation on more land, sooner. Read More

[Podcast] 18 Ideas for Healthier No-Till Soils, Yields, and Profits

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we'll hear from Robby Bevis of Lonoke, Arkansas; Mike Brocksmith of Vincennes, Indiana; and Jerry Peery of Clinton, Kentucky; each of whom will share 5 nutrient management practices they’ve implemented on their own farms. Plus, no-tiller Russell Hedrick of Hickory, N.C., shares 3 direct marketing strategies that have led to higher profits. Read More

[Podcast] Using a Foliar Fertilizer for Higher Yields

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we listen in on a Conklin conference call, with host Dan Willgohs and special guest Kip Cullers as they discuss Kip’s tips for using these products, especially in the cool and incredibly wet conditions that were so widespread this spring and are still plaguing isolated areas across the country. Read More

[Video] Praxidyn Demonstrates the new Mixmate Fusion

Doug Applegate demonstrates Praxidyn's new Mixmate Fusion automated mixing system with automated record keeping. Read More

Soil Pore Structure May be Key to Carbon Storage

Scientists have traditionally believed soil aggregates — clusters of soil particles — were the principal locations for stable carbon storage. Recent research from Michigan State University, however, shows that most stable carbon appears to be the result of microbes producing organic compounds that are then adsorbed onto soil mineral particles. Read More

The Value of Grazed Corn Residue for Crop and Cattle Producers

It's estimated that a 10% increase in grazing utilization of corn residue could add $6.4 million to the bottom line of crop producers in Nebraska. Read More

New Stalk Sensor Could Lead to Improved Drought-Resistant Corn

Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University are pursuing an elusive goal: measuring rates of sap flow in corn in real-time, actual fields, and changing weather conditions. Their data on corn water use could lead to improved drought resistance. Read More

Plant Analysis for Testing Nutrient Levels in Soybeans

When crop fields appear variable, one question commonly asked is whether this is due to a nutrient problem. An excellent tool that can be used to answer this question is plant analysis or tissue testing, says Kansas State University Extension. Read More

The Problem Underground with Nematodes in Small Grains — and What to Do About it

Washington State University Extension sounds off on the good and not-so-good nematodes found in the soil and what to do about those who threaten small grains crops. Read More

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