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The success of a growing season is typically measured by yield, bushels per acre, actual production history (APH) and farm average. It’s commonplace to hear comparisons of these measurements in conversations at the local coffee shop this time of year. The higher the increase in a season, we tell ourselves, the more successful we were. […]
Strip-till can be done either in the spring, just ahead of planting, or in the fall following harvest. However, equipment, management style and weather conditions can affect which makes the most sense for growers. The season you create the strip, also known as a berm, determines the type of strip you want to achieve. Key […]
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) recently released a business case featuring SHP farmers Roger and Wesley Zylstra, whose on-farm research is evaluating incorporation of cover crops into their nutrient management strategy. The business case details how they adapted their management system to meet soil health, yield and economic goals. “We are working to continue to […]
For generations, farmers have been aggressively tilling fields and seeing success on their farms and in their yields. However, in recent decades, weather changes, economics, and conservation efforts to improve soil health and sustainability have led some growers to move to a no-till system. Often growers categorize themselves as either conventional tillage or no-till. However, […]
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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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