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November 28, 2019
No-till can greatly impact soil health by building soil structure, increasing water holding capacity and infiltration, increasing worm counts, in addition to reducing soil erosion. However, planning ahead is necessary to make the practice successful. Five things that you want to consider before making the switch to no-till include: Weed control Tillage is no longer […]Go to resource >
November 26, 2019
Last week, the Soil Health Partnership and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) co-hosted a field day for U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff at Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Md. Staffers had the opportunity to learn about soil health management practices being implemented at Harborview Farms. Harborview Farms owner and operator Trey Hill explained the need to […]Go to resource >
November 26, 2019
Maddy Rabenhorst, SHP Field Manager for North Dakota and South Dakota discusses transitioning to no-till, including: Points to consider before transitioning to no-till. How to know if your no-till system is working. Maddy’s personal journey to no-till as a first time no-tiller. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by the Soil Health Partnership that provides […]Go to resource >
November 22, 2019
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today co-hosted a field day for U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff at Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Md. Staffers had the opportunity to learn more about soil health management practices being implemented at Harborview Farms. “This field day was a unique […]Go to resource >
November 21, 2019
As I discussed in the previous blog, transitioning to no-till requires commitment. What are some easily identifiable ways for you to know how well your no-till system is working? By using sight, touch, and smell, you can determine if you’ve established a successful no-till system and if it’s improving your soil health. I have included a few […]Go to resource >
November 14, 2019
My name is Maddy Rabenhorst, and I was raised on my family’s fourth generation farm in Bristol, South Dakota and now grow corn and soybeans with my husband in southeast South Dakota. It did not take long for us to realize that it is important for us to leave our land in better condition than we […]Go to resource >
November 7, 2019
While there are many known benefits of adding cover crops to your crop rotation, species selection, seeding method and timing, and termination are not always straightforward. In the Northern U.S. especially, winter weather shortly after corn and soybean harvest limits the ability of most cover crop species to establish, and farmers are often left with […]Go to resource >
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