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Cover crops
The People of Soil Health

08. Jim Isermann, Cover Crop Report

July 14, 2020

Jim Isermann, SHP Field Manager for Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, talks with host John Mesko uncovering the first-ever 2019 Cover Crops Planting Report. The Cover Crop Planting Report consists of answers from 80 farmers that participated in SHP programs in 2019. Those 80 farmers live in eleven different states and provided information about the cover crops that they seeded last year. Listen in to learn more, and download the full 2019 Cover Crops Planting Report.

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Cover crops
Andrew Reuschel in cover crop

SHP Shares Cover Crop Planting Report

July 9, 2020

The Soil Health Partnership conducted a detailed survey on cover crops with more than 80 farmers across 11 states in the SHP network about cover crop usage on their trial sites in the fall of 2019. The Cover Crop Planting Report is now available. The data will be used in future analyses for looking at how cover crops impact soil health, agronomic outcomes, and farmer profitability.

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Cover crops
overview of cover crop

SHP Releases Cover Crop Planting Report

July 9, 2020

The Soil Health Partnership’s Cover Crop Planting Report shows that farmers are using diverse strategies to plant cover crops and a variety of plant species to accomplish their soil health goals. SHP is the flagship sustainability program of the National Corn Growers Association. They conducted a detailed survey on cover crops with more than 80 […]

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Soil science
shovel with soil sample

Aggregate Stability & Quicker Field Entry

July 2, 2020

When planting season begins, it always seems like a race to get as much seed in the ground as quickly as you can. It is disappointing when conditions are not favorable to get planting done. It is extra frustrating when you see that your neighbor is able to get in the field, and you are not. More often than not, this difference in time to enter the field can come down to one factor: aggregate stability.

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Soil health indicators
The People of Soil Health

07. Elyssa McFarland, Ag’s New Frontier

June 30, 2020

Iowa farmer and SHP Development Manager talked with John Mesko about the future of soil health. As a farmer, she sees anecdotal changes on her farm due to the soil health management practices she’s incorporated. As a researcher, she is really interested in being able to measure and track the changes and tie them to outcomes on the farm. In Elyssa’s mind, soil health is the new frontier in agriculture.

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Farmer programs
Alex kneeling in soybean field

Working with SHP to Implement Changes

June 25, 2020

When it comes to making a management change in the operation, growers can become very hesitant. The way they have been accustomed to farming has become routine and comfortable. It’s also been sustainable, generating income for themselves and their families. Growers fear that sometimes making drastic changes in ways they farm can affect their bottom line and their families’ livelihood.

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Cover crops
established cover crops

Aerial Application of Cover Crops

June 18, 2020

When planting cover crops, there are many options, such as drilling, broadcasting, interseeding, or overseeding seeding. The accessibility to equipment and labor available are often deciding factors. Aerial application of cover crops has become a method that farmers have started to utilize to give them the advantage of early application.

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Industry partnerships, Wheat
The People of Soil Health

06. Jay Watson, Soil Health is Win-Win-Win

June 16, 2020

Jay Watson, Sourcing Sustainability Engagement Manager for General Mills, chats with host John Mesko about why General Mills is so invested in soil health. He believes focusing on soil health and improving natural resources is a win-, win-, win for the producers, for the environment, and for downstream food companies.

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Soil health indicators
Keith in Kansas wheat field

Plant Tissue Testing & the Land

June 11, 2020

Today, we are more in tune with listening to what is going on around us than we were 20 years ago. This is particularly true when it comes to our fields. Whether it has been the wide adoption of soil sampling, yield monitors, or even the advent of infield sensors like moisture probes, we have come a long way in learning how to listen to the messages that our fields give us.

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