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It’s been said many times before and it’ll be said many times again: we live in an instant gratification world. From fast food to fast information to fast delivery – when we want something, we want it now…and we usually get it. Many of us have the same wishes for soil health. What is the exact […]
Livestock manure is known to provide valuable nutrients to the soil. And, if managed correctly, it can also provide additional benefits by improving the soil’s biological, chemical and physical properties. How livestock manure affects soil health Manure is composed of four main components: carbon, nutrients, microbial life, and water. Livestock manure is mainly composed of […]
When Roger Zylstra and his son Wesley started experimenting with cover crops on their central Iowa farm in 2014, they weren’t exactly sure what to expect. They had a goal to improve stewardship of their land and resources but, at the time, didn’t really know where that would take them. Their experiment – cereal rye […]
Healthy soil is the foundation for productive crops and a resilient farming system. When it comes to building soil health, we often talk about the physical and chemical properties of soil – things like soil texture, aggregate stability and soil organic matter. There is a third component of soil health, though, that is highlighted less […]
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Latest Session: Fall Preparations for Harvest Success
November 24, 2020 | 10:00 am CST
This Soil Sessions webinar will be co-hosted by Dr. Sally Flis, Senior Director of Agronomy with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), and Lisa Kubik, SHP Field Manager in Iowa. Our hosts will discuss several farmer case studies that look at the interaction between soil health, conservation practices, and nutrient management.
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