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Illinois Extension Offers Tips for Honeybee-safe Pesticide Spraying

Choose a pesticide with lower bee toxicity. Some products, like neonicotinoid insecticides, are highly toxic to bees. While our target insects are killed by the application rates on the specific use section of the product label, some nontarget insects may be sensitive to smaller quantities of the material.
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Cover Crop Considerations for Dry Conditions

Cover crops can offer a number of benefits to a cropping system including increased biodiversity, crop/livestock integration, erosion control, or water management. One of the greatest risks to cover cropping is failure to establish, and in North Dakota that often is the result of insufficient moisture. What can be done to reduce the risk of cover cropping?


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The Costs of Erosion: Topsoil's Role in Food Security

Topsoil is geology modified by biology, physical and chemical processes. Without topsoil, our planet would be just rocks and dust with no meaningful life. The thin layer of topsoil covering our earth gives and sustains almost all of the life we know. It is basic knowledge that a handful of soil contains billions of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes and earthworms to name a few.


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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 Crop Seed, 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 Crop Seed, 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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