October 21, 2019 10:21 am Growing corn, soybeans and other crops contributes significantly to Minnesota’s overall emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases associated with climate change, but a new analysis shows a range of practices can reduce those emissions — and help improve water quality at the same time. Read more.
October 21, 2019 10:15 am Interested in using cover crops after corn silage harvest? Welcome to the final week of USDA-NRCS’ series releasing new partnership videos about that exact subject. This series of short videos takes you into the field with several Wisconsin agricultural specialists to learn about establishing and using a rye or similar cover crop following corn silage harvest. View here.
October 18, 2019 3:18 pm Late in 2018, the SPARC (sustainability programming for ag retailers and CCAs) initiative was launched at the Agricultural Retailers Association annual meeting. Field to Market’s Kelly Murray Young shares how the initiative is going so far and all of the ways retailers can get the conversation started with their farmer customers about sustainability. Read more.
October 18, 2019 10:13 am Dan DeSutter farms 4,500 acres in west central Indiana with his wife and three sons. Formerly a financial analyst and commodity broker, Dan uses no-till, cover crops and manure to improve soil quality while maintaining high levels of crop production. Watch here.
October 18, 2019 10:14 am Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff says that in the past 5-10 years, soil health testing has grown in popularity, but they aren’t a silver bullet for detecting all soil health problems. In this podcast, learn about the different types of soil tests available, what they can measure and why each one is important. Listen here.
October 18, 2019 9:54 am Harvest is in full swing in the eastern corn belt. DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich says crops are better than expected considering the wet spring and the drought-like conditions this summer. Read more.