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Get to Know What Lives in Your Soil

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 […]

Why No Change in Yield Can be a Good Thing

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. […]

What to Keep in Mind: Fall vs. Spring Strip-Till

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 […]

SHP Releases Business Case on Benefits of Cover Crops in Enhancing Nutrient Management Strategy

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 […]

Podcast

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Latest Episode: How Relationship Build Soil Health

Host, John Mesko, talks with SHP Field Manager, Keith Byerly.

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Webinar

Soil Sessions
Latest Session: Fall Preparations for Harvest Success

SHP team member Keith Byerly shares how to ensure your yield data monitor is set up to collect the best information.

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Farmer Profiles

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November 24, 2020 | 10:00 am CST

Nutrient Management

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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