June 19, 2020 9:00 am Can manure be successfully used as fertilizer for cover crops? The answer is yes, but how manure is used depends on your goals and situation, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. Read more.
June 10, 2020 12:00 pm Interpreting plant tissue reports can be challenging due to variation in tissue concentrations from one field to the next. Plant tissue sampling has been used for years to help diagnose potential nutrient deficiencies in fields. Variations in nutrient concentrations in plant tissues can be impacted by many factors; some which can be controlled and some cannot. When planning tissue sampling, there are a few factors you should consider to get the most out of the…
June 5, 2020 10:05 am The 2018-2019 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants Impact Report provides information about the successes and challenges of individual producer-led groups to implement conservation practices. Through the Producer-Led Program, farmers and other conservation professionals have a platform to share lessons learned, success stories, and innovative practices for conservation efforts. The program continues to help move conservation forward in Wisconsin through grant funding conservation projects and increasing producer participation. Read more.
June 5, 2020 10:03 am Incorporating cover crops with tillage reportedly results in increased cover crop decomposition rates and increased mineralization of nutrients from cover crop biomass. Multiple studies have reported mixed results for corn-soybean grain yields when planted after cover crops. Read more.
June 4, 2020 8:30 am It was a cool start to the growing season, but with recent warm days crops are catching up fast. Those crops will be needing nutrients as growth booms, and tissue samples can help determine just what the crop needs. Read more.
June 1, 2020 11:45 am Growers choose to utilize cover crops to improve soil health. Reducing soil erosion was the most important reason for 22% of growers, shared by the same percentage who said that improving soil biology was their most important reason. Increasing soil organic matter was the most important reason for 18% of growers. Read more.