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Cover crops, Industry partnerships, Wheat

SHP Explores Wheat’s Role in Soil Health

September 17, 2020

SHP’s Wheat Week – held September 8-10 – consisted of three consecutive days of virtual events exploring wheat’s role in soil health.

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Cover crops, Wheat

Wheat Week Session 3 – Virtual Field Day from Minnesota

September 11, 2020

Learn more about growing wheat and other cover crops for soil health from Minnesota farmers Glenn Hjelle and Trinity Creek Ranch. Additionally, SHP Field Manager Anna Teeter talks with Missy Carlson from Minnesota Wheat about what she’s seeing around the state and all Wheat Week farmer guests join us for a Q&A session..

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Cover crops, Soil science, Wheat

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

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

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

12. Kent Solberg, Crop Diversity & Soil

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

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

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

11. Randy Dell, Conservation on Rented Land

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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SHP 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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