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User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2240
  • Polk County, Iowa

How much tillage is needed this fall? Is tillage needed this fall?

 
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At 10 p.m. this past Monday night while headed south in northern Iowa on the freeway I noticed a farmer doing what appeared to be chisel plow tillage after corn harvest in the dark by tractor light. I wondered about the purpose and the urgency on October 11 of this tillage opera…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3205
  • Dallas County, Iowa

What's Your Experience with Relay Cropping? A New Way to Improve Profitability by Double Cropping in Cold Climates

 
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Check out these two articles on 'Relay Cropping,' an innovative new cropping system that allows for double cropping by harvesting a taller crop (typically a small grain like rye or barley) above the canopy of a shorter crop (typically soybeans.

Relay cropping helps Iowa farmer r…

User Picture Darcie Gallagher
  • 110
  • Jefferson County, Nebraska

Which Cover Crops are Still in Season?

 
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Glysophate and Glufosinate are among the chemicals that are going to be in short supply for the 2022 growing season. This article provided by Successful Farming indicates that producers are considering using cover crops as a weed suppression method alternative. While tank mixtur…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3205
  • Dallas County, Iowa

Fertilizer Management in a Drought - New Research Offers Insights for Saving Money and Improving Water Quality

 
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The Big Show | iHeartRadio

Click the link above to hear a special broadcast on The Big Show today regarding the importance of fertilizer management in a drought. Today's broadcast was sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) and  the 4R Plus initiative and feature…

User Picture Doug Edge
  • 150
  • Pendleton, Indiana

Participation in Carbon Markets

 
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Farm Journal’s August 2021 Carbon Survey found that 3.32% of respondents were participating in an non-governmental carbon market, up from an Ag Barometer last spring where only 1% of farmers had entered into a contract. And 55% of survey respondents said that they plan on joinin…

User Picture Brian Dougherty
  • 340
  • Dubuque, IA

Preventing and Addressing Soil Compaction

 
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Check out the latest Engineering Your Farm podcast for tips on dealing with soil compaction from Jodi DeJong-Hughes from University of Minnesota Extension. We discuss the role of tillage, tire inflation pressure, how to fix ruts, and using cover crops to improve soil resiliency …

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3205
  • Dallas County, Iowa

Field to Market Sustainability Champions Spotlight Winners Announced

 
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IAWA is honored to be recognized for a national spotlight award from Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Special thanks to our co-lead, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, NRCS and USDA for providing the grant funding, and our fou…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2240
  • Polk County, Iowa

Deep Thoughts: Is Unimpeded Root Growth a Key to Higher Corn Yields?

 
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Just cannot say enough about corn roots, especially in this dry year in many areas.

Here is another post on corn roots, featuring a timely (though written in 2014) blog article by Terry Daynard, who believes unimpeded root growth is a (the?) most important key to higher corn yie…

User Picture Brian Dougherty
  • 340
  • Dubuque, IA

The buzz about drone uses in agriculture

 
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Catch up on the buzz about using drones for herbicide application, cover crop seeding, mapping and more by listening to our latest podcast episode.