Conservation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Wind erosion from uncovered fields can be very costly http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/wind-erosion-uncovered-fields-can-be-very-costly <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>That’s money in the ditch. If it were $82 in cash, would you pull over and grab it? That’s what western Minnesota “snirt” (snow and dirt) contains in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, per acre. Multiply that by a 160-acre field and we’re talking over $13,000.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/wind-erosion-uncovered-fields-can-be-very-costly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/wind-erosion-uncovered-fields-can-be-very-costly#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Erosion Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:26:00 +0000 96031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2015 Conservation Legacy Awards Northeast region winner: M&J Farms http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2015-conservation-legacy-awards-northeast-region-winner-mj-farms <div class="node-body video-body"><p>M&J Farms, Brownsburg, Ind., protects water resrouces and commits to conservation. They focus on the edge of the field, no-till and nutrient efficiency, along with conservation methods.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2015-conservation-legacy-awards-northeast-region-winner-mj-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2015-conservation-legacy-awards-northeast-region-winner-mj-farms#comments Conservation Conservation Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:50:00 +0000 95961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 questions to ask farmers about soil health http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-questions-ask-farmers-about-soil-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: NRCS </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>More farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the land are taking action to improve the health of their soil. Many farmers are actually building the soil. How? By using soil health management systems that include cover crops, diverse rotations and no-till.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-questions-ask-farmers-about-soil-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-questions-ask-farmers-about-soil-health#comments Conservation soil health Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:16:00 +0000 95861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Public comment period for Conservation Stewardship Program rule extended http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/public-comment-period-conservation-stewardship-program-rule-extended <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is extending the public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) interim rule. Public comments will be accepted through Jan. 20, 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/public-comment-period-conservation-stewardship-program-rule-extended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/public-comment-period-conservation-stewardship-program-rule-extended#comments Conservation Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:55:00 +0000 95181 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: NRCS Farmer-led watershed groups offer water quality collaboration http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-led-watershed-groups-offer-water-quality-collaboration <div class="field-deck"> Iowa watershed model cited nationally as regulation alternative. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wayne Kramer cut his nitrogen use by 33% and has applied no commercial phosphorus or potassium to his corn since joining his local farmer-led watershed group in Iowa five years ago. The Farley dairyman collaborates with his Hewitt Creek neighbors to voluntarily improve water quality with best management practices. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-led-watershed-groups-offer-water-quality-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-led-watershed-groups-offer-water-quality-collaboration#comments Conservation Conservation Gold Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:32:00 +0000 95131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Eagles nest near John Rahe&rsquo;s farm at the confluence of the Hickory and Hewitt Creeks, Dyersville, Iowa. This reflection of abundant stream life resulted from farmers sharing successful practices among the local watershed improvement group.</span></p> Photo: Susan Winsor 5 Agriculture stories to read, Dec. 12, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-12-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week includes cover crop benefits and maintenance tips for your combine before it's put away for the winter. Read about and watch a recent debate over GMOs, where the pro-GMO side takes a win. Hear a corn and soybean price outlook from Iowa State ag economist Chad Hart. And, for a little fun, check out some funny farming memes on Facebook!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-12-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-12-2014#comments Conservation Equipment Marketing cover crops GMO Combines Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:43:00 +0000 94941 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Think Different: Best of 2014, Part 2 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/think-different-best-2014-part-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this second installment of our best stories from 2014, farmers showcase drainage systems that also irrigate, along with high-yield corn production tips. Read how tillage increases compaction, and plan for a micronutrient strategy. There are conservation ideas to help farmers be competitive, as well as thoughts on soil lime. All of these stories offered farmers an approach to help them Think Different about their farm operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/think-different-best-2014-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/think-different-best-2014-part-2#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Conservation corn production Drainage Micronutrients Tillage Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:54:00 +0000 94911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Think Different: Best of 2014, Part 1 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/think-different-best-2014-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>As we look back on 2014, we remember some of our best stories, tips and ideas from farmers. Included in this first Best Of installment are ideas about data management and using and sharing that data to farm smarter, better. There are conservation ideas and soil health tips. Read about biotic fertilizers, and tips for telling your farm story. All of these stories offer farmers the chance to Think Different about their operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/think-different-best-2014-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/think-different-best-2014-part-1#comments Conservation Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:48:00 +0000 94791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com November 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The November issue of Corn+Soybean Digest offered fresh ideas in merging art and science to farm for the big picture. There are also corn residue breakdown myths, including a photo gallery. Read challenges in rail transport, and weed control. Get an outlook about corn production in China, and see what's ahead in soil health tests. Finally, read about the weather future for the Corn Belt. And don't forget regular pieces from Editor Kurt Lawton, as well as new ideas from Xperts Ed Usset and Dan Frieberg.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features#comments Conservation Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans Tillage Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:52:00 +0000 94611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Testing soil health tests http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/testing-soil-health-tests <div class="field-deck"> Foundations gear up to establish soil health testing guidelines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Soil health tests are popping up around every corner, and farmer use is growing. Each has its adherents, and many offer a wealth of information to a degree unimaginable only a few years ago. As a soil scientist and landowner, Ward Labs President Ray Ward believes a diverse microbial community is an important measurement of soil health.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/testing-soil-health-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/testing-soil-health-tests#comments Conservation Fertilizer Gold soil health Testing Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:38:00 +0000 94561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>As a Missouri farm owner, Bill Buckner is using a baseline soil health test to evalute use of cover crops. As president and C EO of the Noble Foundation, Buckner is leading a national effort to develop soil health standards and focus research dollars where they are most needed.</p> Photo: Noble Foundation <p><span>As a Missouri farm owner, Bill Buckner is using a baseline soil health test to evalute use of cover crops. As president and C EO of the Noble Foundation, Buckner is leading a national effort to develop soil health standards and focus research dollars where they are most needed.</span></p> Photo: Noble Foundation