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Cover crops, Soil science, Wheat
Videos

Wheat Week Session 2 – Virtual Field Day from Kansas

September 11, 2020

Learn more about growing wheat for soil health from Kansas farmers Justin Knopf and Mike Jordan. Additionally, SHP Field Manager Keith Byerly demonstrates two easy ways to evaluate soil health and Jay Wiseby from Kansas State Extension shares observations from the 2019 wheat growing season and predictions for 2020.

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Cover crops, Wheat
Videos

Wheat Week Session 1 – The Wheat Industry’s Perspective on Soil Health

September 11, 2020

Join SHP Senior Director John Mesko, as he sits down with representatives from across the wheat industry to discuss why and how their organizations are investing in soil health and sustainability.

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SHP team
Computer in field

Have a soil health question? Start here!

September 10, 2020

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, Industry partnerships
The People of Soil Health

12. Kent Solberg – Diversity in Crops, Farm Operations Empowers Soil Health

September 8, 2020

Kent Solberg is a livestock and grazing specialist for the Sustainable Farming Association, as well as a field consultant for Understanding Ag, and a farmer. He is interested in the ability of well-managed soil to transform farms, families, and even communities. He believes diversity is key. “We’re focusing on these key principles of soil health: […]

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Cover crops, Grazing
Cattle grazing cover crops

Planning for Harvest: Utilizing Cover Crops as Forages

September 3, 2020

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

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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Cover crops, Nutrient management

Iowa farmers incorporate cover crops into nutrient management strategy

August 18, 2020

7 years ago, Roger and Wes Zylstra set out to improve their stewardship. By paying attention to their nutrient management and incorporating cover crops, they started down the path of adapting their management system to meet their soil health, yield, and economic goals.

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