Mark Adelsperger

COVER CROP DECISIONS

August 13th, 2019 4:35pm Don’t forget about prevented planted acres once you report them to crop insurance. Instead, plant cover crops on them, says Jill Sackett, University of Minnesota Extension educator and conservation agronomist. Read more

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Farmland Ownership and Tenure

August 7th, 2091 2:56pm Trends and patterns in the ownership of agricultural land are of perennial interest to all involved with the farm sector. Farmland tenure, which broadly refers to the institutions governing the control and use of farmland, shapes many farm decisions, including those related to production, conservation, and succession planning.  Read more

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West Central Launches New Broadcast Fertilizer Additive

August 6th, 2019 1:42pm It is estimated that around 47 million tons of phosphate fertilizer is applied to fields globally, costing growers $41 billion each year. However, research shows that 83% of growers are still concerned about phosphorus unavailability in their soils. And, current growers believe only 60% of the fertilizer applied is actually available to the crops, leaving them with a loss of 40% of their fertility investment. And, if soil conditions are challenging, those fertilizer deficiencies could be…

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