New Webinar Series Discusses Discovery Farms Research

AUGUST 14, 2018 11:01 AM

Stay tuned for the webinar series hosted by The WaterWay Network! The series will detail the latest Discovery Farms research, and will review recently published and soon-to-be published results. The first webinar airs August 21st; Amber Radatz, UW Discovery Farms co-director, will discuss edge-of-field water quality monitoring results over a seven-year period in two Wisconsin watersheds. Webinars in this series will explore topics ranging from benchmarking nitrogen use efficiency, no-till water quality monitoring and soil health. For more information and to register, click here!

ARA Management Academy Runs January 29-31, 2019

AUGUST 13, 2018 5:01 PM

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Management Academy January 29-31, 2019! By attending the Academy, you will: support your understanding of core business functions, explore management challenges, strengthen leadership skills, network across markets, and listen to lively debates on industry issues. Equip yourself with the tools you need for success! For more information, click here!

Scientists Discover Quick and Affordable Nitrogen Test

AUGUST 13, 2018 11:57 AM

Soil scientists at Ohio State University and Cornell University have found a solution to cost and timing barriers that prohibit producers from getting nitrogen tests. A test originally developed to extract particular proteins from the soil has now been found as a quick test for nitrogen, because proteins are the largest concentration of available organic nitrogen. For more information, read the full article here!

Oregon Farmer Proves Cover Crop Pessimists Wrong

AUGUST 10, 2018 11:06 AM

Noah Williams, farmer from Dalles, Oregon, decided to experiment with cover crops after several farmers had told him it is impossible to do cover crops in a dryland wheat operation. Williams decided to divide one of his fields into four sections: winter cover crop, warm-season cover crop, spring cool-season cover crop and a fallow section with no cover crop. The plots that had cover crops affected the wheat following, which stayed greener longer. This indicates moisture had been retained in the fields. Williams also uses sensors to monitor soil moisture, and uses the data to fine-tune cover crop termination; “It’s about long-term benefit. If it takes 10 years of cover crops so I can farm for 20 years longer without depleting my soils, that’s a benefit to me.” Read more about Noah’s operation here!