Watch the American Society for Agronomy’s webinar January 19th at 11:00am CT on managing corn rootworm populations and resistance. Combat annual yield loss and costs that customers experience by adopting an integrated approach to managing rootworm populations. One approach is keeping adult corn rootworm populations at manageable levels which, in turn, reduces selection pressure on CRW traits and at-plant insecticides. Speakers will discuss new strategies to incorporate into IPM plans, including a new tool that will be available for the 2018 growing season. Learn more and register here!
Apply by January 26, 2018
ST PAUL, MINN, January 11, 2018 – Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign-up for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding. Curtis Elke, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting State Conservationist in Minnesota, announced that farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) need to apply by January 26, 2018, for funding in 2018. Read more
Adopting conservation practices on fields improves water quality exponentially. According to the USDA NRCS, “Modeling efforts show that national cropland conservation practices implemented from 2003 to 2006 decrease edge-of-field nitrogen losses by 3.8 billion pounds per year and edge-of-field phosphorus losses by 584 million pounds per year relative to if no conservation practices were in use.” When looking solely at nitrogen fertilizer savings, 927 million dollars was kept on fields (NRCS, 2017). Implementing new methods such as filter strips, cover crops and no-till greatly contribute to reduced nutrient, sediment and soil losses. You can make a huge difference in the quality of our shared waters! Learn more by clicking here!
Mark your calendars for the first webinar in the Wisconsin cover crop and soil health series on Wednesday, January 17th from 12pm-1:30pm CT. The webinar will discuss reducing erosion and improving water infiltration with cover crops and no-till with Laura Ward Good and Francisco Arriaga from the department of soil science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Click here for more information.