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We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

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Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.

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Preparing winter wheat in the autumn for greater yield next summer

September 20, 2019 10:09 am

“Start right to finish well” is a fundamental yet frequently forgotten phrase. This is often the case until one realizes something hasn’t started right and may not finish quite as well as initially planned. Managing winter wheat for greater yield potential begins in the autumn and may encompass multiple factors including planting date, varieties, crop rotations and residual soil test nutrient values, just to name a few. However, amongst all of the agronomic decisions a grower must take into account, autumn fertilizer application is often towards the top of the list and may play a role in optimizing winter wheat grain yields. Read more.

Report Analyzes Farm Bill Impact on Soil Health

September 20, 2019 9:58 am

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) today released the Impact of 2018 Farm Bill Provisions on Soil Health, a comprehensive review of each new provision and its role in advancing soil health, the foundation for regenerative and sustainable agriculture. The report also compares funding for soil health in the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. Read more.

Handling frost-damaged soybeans

September 20, 2019 9:48 am

The late planting season has increased the potential for frost damage to occur in soybeans this fall. The following recommendations will help you reduce the adverse impacts if some of your soybean fields are damaged by frost. Read more.

Balance Economics with Winter Cereal Grain Cover Crops

September 20, 2019 9:45 am

Although “the economics are marginal,” that’s not a reason to avoid growing winter cereal grain cover crops and other forages after the harvest of corn silage, according to Kevin Shelley, a University of Wisconsin nutrient and pest management program specialist who serves counties in the south central part of the state.

Based on input from farmers in Dane and Brown counties, Shelley provided estimates for Calumet County on production costs and returns – values based on the potential for producing milk, meat, and livestock growth – for growing those forages. Read more.