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Precision ag/Data, Soil science
Soil Sessions

Yield Data & Its Impact on Soil Health Research

March 31, 2021

Keith Byerly (SHP Field Team Director–West) and Jacob Ness (SHP Geospatial Data Analyst) discuss how yield data is processed, how SHP uses yield data in our soil health research, and other ways yield information can be used.

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Cover crops, Nutrient management

Cover Crops Critical to Erosion Control in Missouri

March 28, 2021

For Tim and Trent Gottman, building soil health through reduced tillage and cover crops is critical to reducing erosion on their Missouri farm. By keeping the soil in place, they hold onto valuable nutrients and help protect nearby waterways.

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Soil sampling

Preparing for Soil Sampling This Spring

March 25, 2021

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Which is why soil sampling is a critical tool when it comes to measuring your soil health. Soil test results don’t just reflect nutrients; they can also paint a picture of the biological and physical properties of your soil to provide the best roadmap for your cropping season.  […]

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Cover crops, Tillage

Ep. 26: Daryl Maple – The Power of the On-Farm Learning Process

March 23, 2021

For Daryl Maple, Maple Farms is much more than just a farming operation. It’s a legacy. Purchased by his great-grandfather in 1930, Daryl – alongside his cousins, brother and father – still own and operate the original 160 acres, in addition to the expanded area that has come with more than 90 years of experience. Being […]

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Farmer programs, Soil science
Soil Sessions

An Update on the Work and Impact of Soil Health Partnership

March 22, 2021

Soil Health Partnership Senior Director John Mesko provides an update on the organization’s efforts and the impact of our work.

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Cover crops

Experience Plays A Role in Cover Crop Profitability

March 18, 2021

When it comes to cover crops, patience combined with realistic expectations is often the name of the game. Unlike the immediate cost savings that often come with conservation tillage – for example, savings on equipment, fuel and repairs – cover crops have annual costs, as well as efficiencies and soil health benefits that can take time […]

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Cover crops, Tillage

Farmer Influencers Work to Build Better Soil and Water

March 11, 2021

There is a lot of talk these days about the power of “influencers” – people on social media that drive conversation and action. For Bryan Boyle, though, being a positive influence in the community was important long before the arrival of Instagram. Bryan is the manager of Deerfield Farms in Deerfield, Ohio and is also […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships
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25. Boone McAfee – Using Research and Outreach to Expand Environmental Stewardship in Nebraska

March 9, 2021

“Enhancing demand. Adding value. Ensuring sustainability.” Nebraska Corn Board’s strategic vision and mission of creating opportunities for Nebraska’s corn growers have led Boone McAfee to a dynamic role supporting area farmers. One day he’s discussing production efficiency with his partners at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, trying to find the answer to how we improve or […]

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Understanding the Impact of Conservation Tillage on Operating Expenses

March 4, 2021

When farmers consider implementing a soil health or conservation practice on their farm, one question they inevitably ask is: what will the financial impacts be? In an effort to answer this question, we recently released Conservation’s Impact on the Farm Bottom Line – a report developed in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund and the agricultural accounting […]

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