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Industry partnerships

NCGA: Showcasing Soil Health

August 1, 2019

As the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) looks back on five years with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), the goals of the founding members was to demonstrate soil health improvements in a way that encourages widespread adoption. By SHP being grower led, we are demonstrating to our peers what works and does not work. Growers […]

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Field checks
Soil Sessions

U.S. Crop Update and Scouting Tips

July 30, 2019

Join SHP Field Managers, Abigail Peterson and John Stewart, as they discuss the current crop conditions and ways to scout your crop using a drone. During this webinar we will discuss: How to scout fields with cover crops during planting What to expect with a late harvest Drone scouting techniques and strategies Soil Sessions is […]

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Soil sampling
Soil Sessions

Soil Sampling: Measure, See and Interpret

June 25, 2019

In this Soil Sessions Webinar, we discuss why SHP soil samples, give an introduction to soil health and soil health indicators, and describe the SHP soil sampling procedure. During this webinar you will learn: Our soil sampling protocol How we are measuring and storing our data Specific interpretations from our current soil samples Soil Sessions […]

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Industry partnerships

Investment and Collaboration in Soil Health

June 25, 2019

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) Executive Director, Dr. Shefali Mehta testified today at a House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry hearing in support of investment in soil health practices. The SHP, a program of the National Corn Growers Association, is a farmer-led effort that has built a network of over 220 farmers in 15 […]

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Cover crops

Looking Beyond the Short Term in Cover Crops

June 20, 2019

No matter the region, farmers are always looking to give back more than what they reap from the soil. By reducing soil erosion, adding biomass, sequestering carbon and improving nutrient cycling, cover crops can be a huge benefit to farmers. Cover crops are not a new idea, but best practices have to be determined for […]

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Field checks

Planting Positive Vibes this Spring

May 30, 2019

Throughout the whole corn belt, there has been one thing in common this planting season – rain. Here in Northeast Indiana, it has caused some major headaches and issues. Currently, as of May 21st, our farm has not turned one wheel in the whole operation. There are many others in this same boat in the […]

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Cover crops
Soil Sessions

Digging into Cover Crops

May 28, 2019

Join us for a deep dive of the opportunities and drawbacks of cover crops.

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Industry partnerships

Data Supporter: Iowa Corn Promotion Board®

May 21, 2019

To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title. “Iowa Corn® is looking forward to the results from the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) uncovering significant benefits in soil improvements […]

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Grazing

Grazing During a Wet Spring

May 16, 2019

Planting annuals in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. And one of the simplest techniques to do this across the Midwest is to plant cereal rye after a corn crop ahead of next year’s soybeans. Cereal rye is very winter hardy and can […]

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