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Field checks
farmer checking corn

Have armyworms marched into your fields?

August 27, 2020

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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Industry partnerships
The People of Soil Health

11. Randy Dell – Equipping Farmers to Talk About Conservation on Rented Ground

August 25, 2020

Did you know about 50% of U.S. farm ground is rented from non-operating landowners? And that, in the Midwest, that percentage can be as high as 80-90%? As we continue to see more and more farm ground operated by someone other than the person who owns the land, it becomes critical for farmers to have […]

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Wheat
wheat harvest

The Soil Health Partnership to Spotlight Unique Benefits of Wheat

August 20, 2020

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

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

August 19, 2020

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

The Importance of Data Collection

August 13, 2020

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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Industry partnerships, Soil health indicators, Soil science
The People of Soil Health

10. Wayne Honeycutt – Farmer Adoption of Best Soil Health Practices is Key

August 11, 2020

Host, John Mesko, talks with Wayne Honeycutt, CEO of the Soil Health Institute (SHI), which is focused on the science of soil health and how different practices impact different elements of the soil. They discuss how Wayne became passionate about soil health, how soil health management practices can benefit agriculture environmentally and economically, and SHI’s vision for the future.

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Cover crops, Field checks
purple top turnips test plot

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

August 6, 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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