Liz Morrison

Liz
Morrison
Articles
Just Say No...Till!
Minnesota farmer Ron Prahl is what you might call an no-tiller. He planted soybeans into corn stalks a decade ago
Land Prices Pull Back
After climbing by double digits for the previous three years, U.S. farmland values fell 4% last year. It's the first
Gain From a Better Drain 1
It was the drought of 1988 that got John Wilken thinking about the wisdom of draining his liquid assets. Wilken, who
Ease Rent Risk
Flexible cash rent leases helped Iowa grower Curt Hansen ride out the farm crisis of the 1980s. Today, flexible leases
Skip a Trip
Growers who bale corn residue have a good reason to chop corn stalks. But everybody else could just as well skip that
Is IPM MIA?
Caution flags are going up around the Midwest, warning farmers about the risks of pest-control tactics. The
Precision’s Predictive Power
Mike Cerny has been mapping yields on his Wisconsin farm since 1994. Fourteen years later, he is just beginning to get
Enough Phosphorus For The Future
Like crude oil, phosphorus is a non-renewable resource. Should farmers be worried about running out? Eventually but not
Does Sulfur Pay?
There's less brimstone dropping from American skies. Sulfur dioxide emissions - think acid rain - have declined sharply
Green Stem Still a Mystery
There's a soybean disorder makes fuel vamoose. Why, Green Stem's a bit like the Grinch from Doc Seuss! Ripe pods on
Biomass Bonus Crop
Ryan Fosso surveys a 305-acre cornfield being harvested on a dry, sunny day in mid-October. The field, planted April
Know Your Nematode Numbers
Jim Legvold figured he had soybean cyst nematode (SCN) under control. The north-central Iowa farmer has been planting
A Second Crop From Your Cornfields?
Can you harvest corn residue for biofuels without depleting soil organic matter and sacrificing yields? New research
Wetlands Go Underground
Wetlands are going underground and trapping water. Researchers at the University of Minnesota (U of M) are testing
Seeing Red
Russ Kronback is turning red to green. The Lamberton, MN, farmer is raising red corn, a new specialty crop bound for
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