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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.Go to resource >
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.Go to resource >
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 […]Go to resource >
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.Go to resource >
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.Go to resource >
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.Go to resource >
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.Go to resource >
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 […]Go to resource >
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.Go to resource >
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