NRCS Offers Funding for Agricultural Land Damage in Select Wisconsin Counties

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

NRCS has recently made funds available to producers in select Wisconsin counties who have experienced forest and agricultural land damage from severe flooding in that last two months. Producers can apply for funds to repair damages to existing EQUIP practices or apply for new practices to address damages. Applications are due November 16th. If you are an ag retailer in the area, pass this information on to your grower clients! For more information, click here!

Discovery Farms Four-Part Webinar Series on Farm Field Research

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 12:59 PM

View Discovery Farms’ four-part webinar series on field research results from recent and upcoming publications. The first webinar presents edge-of-field water quality monitoring from a seven-year study on two Wisconsin watersheds. The second webinar explores a three-year study on nitrogen management and discusses how to benchmark nitrogen use efficiency. The third webinar presents research on monitoring no-till farms in Minnesota. The last webinar discusses biological aspects of soil health and interpreting soil health data. All webinars offer CCA CEUs and are currently available for viewing on the WaterWay Network! Register here!

Minnesota’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast Tool Helps Determine When to Apply Nutrients

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 3:01 PM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the National Weather Service developed the Minnesota Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast (RRAF) tool for commercial applicators and farmers to gauge when to apply manure or commercial fertilizers in order to reduce nutrient runoff into waterways. The RRAF accounts for soil moisture content, soil temperatures, past and future precipitation and temperatures, to predict the likelihood of heavy rain events. Anyone can sign up for email and text alerts to help inform decision making when applying nutrients! Read more on the RRAF tool here!

Soil Health Summit January 15-16

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 5:12 PM

Save the date for the Soil Health Summit January 15-16 in St. Louis! Topics addressed at the Summit include: aerial imagery, herbicide considerations for cover crop control, understanding new federal policy and regulation, and using social media to enhance your business. The agenda is not yet developed for the 2019 Summit, but last year’s had presentations on seeding and terminating cover crops, using AgSolver software to move focus on profit to ROI across the field, advanced nutrient management techniques, and more! See last year’s agenda.