Soil Health Parameters and Water Quality Webinar Airing June 13th

JUNE 5, 2018 12:08 PM

Register for the North Central Region Water Network’s upcoming webinar June 13th at 2pm CT. The webinar will discuss measuring soil health and the effects of different factors like location and soil type. Which tests fit best with your operation will be explored along with the variety of soil health parameters, which factors to consider for each indicator, and which soil health tests are connected to water quality. For more information, click here!

Precise Nutrient, Cover Crop Use Cleans Up Chesapeake

JUNE 1, 2018 12:55 PM

By Ian Gronau posted on July 30, 2016 | Posted in Cover Crops, Nutrient Management
Although Trey Hill has been farming around 10,000 acres in Rock Hall, Md., his whole life, he’s quick to mention that he’s more a student than a teacher. It’s this instinct that leads him to perpetually tweak his nitrogen (N) management and cover-crop program, forever in search of more conservative and efficient techniques for the fourth generation family-run Harborview Farms. Read more

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting and Conference Feb 20-21, 2019

MAY 23, 2018 12:51 PM

Save the date! The Midwest Cover Crops Council’s Annual Meeting and Conference will be held February 20-21, 2019 in Springfield, Illinois at the Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center! More information to come! Read more about the Midwest Cover Crops Council here.

Benefits and Drawbacks to Different Nutrient Application Methods

MAY 22, 2018 12:15 PM

How we apply nutrients is just as important as what nutrients we are applying! This article from Strip-Till Farmer outlines the benefits and drawbacks to: surface broadcast, deep injection, in-furrow, 2×2 banding, foliar feeding, fertigation, side-dress and zone placement. Many producers are now implementing a multiple band approach which places some nutrients in-furrow to jump start plant growth, then later on, nutrients are placed in a 2″ x 2″ band in early growth stages. Other producers are utilizing zone placement of fertilizer which incorporates the benefits of multiple types of applications. Read the full article here!