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“Re-Carbonizing Row Crop Farms” Webinar to Air July 16th

July 9th, 2019 1:02 PM Don’t forget to register for PARM’s webinar “Re-Carbonizing Row Crop Farms” airing July 16th at 10 AM CT! Justin Mount, fifth-generation farmer and USDA Midwest Climate Hub natural resource specialist, will discuss observed and predicted rainfall variations across the country, define the functions of healthy soils, explain what the Soil Condition Index is and why it is a foundational soil resource metric for farmers. Mount will also explain how cropping systems can be modeled using…

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How to Manage Extreme Weather and Your NUE

June 18, 2019 1:30 PM According to UW Discovery Farms, from 2016-2018 the number of days from spring thaw to 75% corn planting progress doubled from the ten years prior due to cold temps, increased precipitation, etc. Since 2019 is following the trend, UW Extension has developed a resource page for dealing with extreme weather: fyi.extension.wisc.edu/grain/extreme-weather. Discovery Farms’ NUE project has also shown that corn grain production is transitioning away from N management systems that apply all N at the beginning…

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Sorghum-Sudan a Solution to Prevented Plant Acres

June 17, 2019 12:45 PM Based on extensive prevented plant acreage in the Midwest, the Michael Fields Ag Institute recommends planting warm-season species such as sorghum-sudan which provides rapid soil cover (in 2018 farm trials, a mix of 1/3 sorghum-sudan produced 84% of ground cover in 30 days), greatest dry matter yields, weed suppression and replaces carbon ordinarily provided by corn stover. In addition, the species maximizes nitrogen retention where fertilizer N is applied and is drought tolerant. Read the…

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