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Soil science
Brent Bible in tractor cab

September 24, 2020

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Up Yield Monitors for Harvest

One of the most challenging aspects of farming is that, unlike other areas of life, there’s rarely an in-the-moment chance at a do-over. When the weather is right, it’s time to roll. Planting. Harvest. You only get to do it once under that exact timing, with those exact conditions. That means, when it comes to […]

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Cover crops, Industry partnerships, Wheat
Wheat straw bale

September 17, 2020

SHP Explores Wheat’s Role in Soil Health

SHP’s Wheat Week – held September 8-10 – consisted of three consecutive days of virtual events exploring wheat’s role in soil health.

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SHP team
Computer in field

September 10, 2020

Have a soil health question? Start here!

It’s only normal that questions about soil health will pop up from time-to-time. Questions like: How do I get started with cover crops? What’s the best way to talk to my landowner about conservation practices? What’s it like to use UAVs to check my crops? How can I incorporate grazing into my operation? Well, lucky […]

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Cover crops, Grazing
Cattle grazing cover crops

September 3, 2020

Planning for Harvest: Utilizing Cover Crops as Forages

Harvest is approaching quickly and, with that, many people are thinking about getting cover crops seeded, if they haven’t already. As you plan for your cover crop, think about what your goals are. Do you plan on harvesting those cover crops for stored forages? Will you have livestock grazing the cover crop? Regardless of which […]

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Field checks
farmer checking corn

August 27, 2020

Have armyworms marched into your fields?

Scouting for insect pests is critical for effective pest management. Throughout the growing season there are many different insect pests that farmers should be on the lookout for. Japanese Beetle, Corn Rootworm and Western Bean Cutworm are examples of some of the pests that are consistently detected above threshold levels across the Midwest. Some insect […]

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Wheat
wheat harvest

August 20, 2020

The Soil Health Partnership to Spotlight Unique Benefits of Wheat

The Soil Health Partnership is dedicating three days to wheat’s role in soil health during Wheat Week September 8-10, 2020. Each day will consist of a virtual field day that begins at 9:00 am Central Time. “We have partnered with several organizations, along with farmers in Minnesota and Kansas, to spotlight the unique benefits of […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships
wheat field

August 19, 2020

SHP to Host “Wheat Week” Series of Virtual Field Days

Join us virtually for SHP’s Wheat Week, September 8th-10th, 2020. On day one, we’ll get perspectives on soil health from our wheat industry partners. Then, on days two and three, hear from SHP farmer partners to see the wheat trials they are implementing. They will share their challenges and goals for soil health on their […]

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Field checks, Soil health indicators
Alex Fiock with iPad in corn field

August 13, 2020

The Importance of Data Collection

After the harvest issues in 2018, planting issues of 2019, and the heavy rains in mid-May of 2020, data software and collection might be on the back burner of important things on your operation. Farmers have been so focused on getting a crop in or out of the field that, when the monitor beeps or […]

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Cover crops, Field checks
purple top turnips test plot

August 6, 2020

What You Should Know About Cover Cropping and Soil Health in 2020

Most of us recognize there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to cover cropping. That makes accessing good data and insights – from across different geographies, weather patterns, and farming systems – absolutely critical. To address this need, Soil Health Partnership (SHP) Field Managers Dustin Brucker and Jim Isermann, along with SHP’s Michigan Research Manager Kristin Poley, recently […]

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Field checks
corn leaves

July 30, 2020

SHP Early-Season Field Checks

This planting season, the SHP field managers have a new tool for delivering valuable data to our growers by observing periodic field checks at key intervals in the season. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable agronomists worked tirelessly to build and deliver a standardized protocol for our field team to use to collect data.

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