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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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Field checks
corn leaves

SHP Early-Season Field Checks

July 30, 2020

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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Soil health indicators
The People of Soil Health

09. Debbie Reed – Translating Consumer Preferences to Farmer Opportunities

July 28, 2020

Host, John Mesko, talks with Debbie Reed, executive director of the Ecosystems Services Market Consortium (ESMC), a market designed to sell carbon, water quality and water quantity credits for the agriculture sector. The ESMC considers agriculture an incredibly important component of natural resource preservation and enhancement in our country and helps farmers capitalize on their environmental investments.

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Field checks
Soil Sessions

SHP Field Insights

July 28, 2020

Join Dustin Brucker, SHP Field Manager for Iowa, Jim Isermann, SHP Field Manager for Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, and Kristin Poley, Michigan Research Manager for Soil Session to discuss SHP field insights. During this webinar we will discuss what SHP Field Managers are seeing in the field, including: Field update with observations from the field checks […]

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Field checks
Two men look at drone

4 Reasons to Use a Drone to Field Check

July 23, 2020

There are benefits to flying drones over crop fields when combined with traditional field checking techniques. Drone flights provide a flexible option for collecting data from fields. In a short amount of time, it is possible to have your drone in the air collecting images quickly.

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Soil sampling
Lisa in soil pit

Understand the Health of Your Soil Through Infiltration Testing

July 16, 2020

Understanding the health of a particular soil may also help explain other things that are happening in that field.  In our area, a rainfall event of three inches or more at some point throughout the summer is not uncommon.  But what’s more important than the rain itself is what happens to the rain once it reaches the soil.

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Cover crops
The People of Soil Health

08. Jim Isermann – Cover Crop Report Yields Great Insight for SHP

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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