Conservation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Conservation Tillage Conference is in December http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/conservation-tillage-conference-december <div class="field-byline"> Source: NDSU and UMN </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This conference emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science in conservation tillage. Learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. And, what have long-time no-tillers and reduced-tillage farmers learned that could spare you the same lessons?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/conservation-tillage-conference-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/conservation-tillage-conference-december#comments Conservation Tillage Tillage Tillage Conference Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:19:00 +0000 94191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 3 Ways to minimize compaction http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/3-ways-minimize-compaction <div class="field-deck"> Take control of your soils by keeping loads as light as possible, properly inflate your tires and follow previous tire tracks across the field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn and soybean harvest is in full swing but some fields are a little wet, and wetter soils compact easier. However, there are three ways to minimize the extent of the compaction you may create when driving through the field. </p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/3-ways-minimize-compaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/3-ways-minimize-compaction#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans soil health Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:53:00 +0000 93921 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cover crop benefits: Help ground water, prevent erosion, build soil quality http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-benefits-help-ground-water-prevent-erosion-build-soil-quality <div class="field-byline"> Source: The Fertilizer Institute </div> <div class="field-deck"> Also adding to farm sustainability, cover crops complement existing best management practices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers, says Eileen Kladivko, an agronomist and cover crops specialist with Purdue University. Some of the benefits include: improved nitrogen use and water quality, erosion prevention, better soil quality, weed suppression and enhanced wildlife habitat.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-benefits-help-ground-water-prevent-erosion-build-soil-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-benefits-help-ground-water-prevent-erosion-build-soil-quality#comments Conservation cover crops Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:51:00 +0000 93861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com September 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/september-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The September issue of <em>Corn+Soybean Digest</em> offers a lot for readers. From data management to tips for financial success in turbulent times, what farmers learned in 2014 to strip-till tips. Check out these feature stories for insight on Ukraine corn exports, as well as marketing advice for low prices, using tillage for weed control and cover crop seed mixes.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/september-2014-features#comments Conservation Precision Ag Tillage Precision Farming Management Tillage Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:18:00 +0000 93601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com What has 2014 taught farmers? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This spring was crazy in some areas, and we’re in for leaner times through at least 2016. Corn+Soybean Digest asked growers what they have learned and what they are changing going forward. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers#comments Conservation Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:45:00 +0000 93561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Shift to strip-till: residue management, benefits, challenges and tips http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/shift-strip-till-residue-management-benefits-challenges-and-tips <div class="field-deck"> Farmer succeeds by turning residue into valuable organic matter. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tim Koosmann switched to strip-till from ridge-till five years ago to capture the efficiencies of phosphorus and potassium banding in continuous corn. Real-time kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation makes it relatively simple, and he’s building long-term soil organic matter and productivity. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/shift-strip-till-residue-management-benefits-challenges-and-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/shift-strip-till-residue-management-benefits-challenges-and-tips#comments Conservation Corn Tillage Gold Strip Till Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000 93421 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Koosmann builds next year&rsquo;s strips in between this year&rsquo;s corn rows. By fall, last year&rsquo;s residue has decomposed to the point that it crumbles to dust if disturbed.</p> Photo: Koosmann Farms 5 Agriculture stories to read, Sept. 5, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-5-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week reminds growers to renew applications for land enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program. There is also research about late-planted corn and frost risk, as well as some tips and challenges for seeding cover crops. Watch a video about predicting on-farm costs, and take in a parody called “On the Farm.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-5-2014#comments Conservation Corn corn production cover crops Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:59:00 +0000 93231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Adding topsoil to sandy soil increases crop yield in South Australia http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/adding-topsoil-sandy-soil-increases-crop-yield-south-australia <div class="field-byline"> Source: The Lead South Australia </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New Horizons project adds topsoil to sandy soils in South Australia to help improve crop production and increase yields from 70% to a potential 400%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/adding-topsoil-sandy-soil-increases-crop-yield-south-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/adding-topsoil-sandy-soil-increases-crop-yield-south-australia#comments Conservation Corn Soil Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 93221 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>A New Horizons trial site. In front, the typical growth of crops in the sandy, shallow top soils that cover 40% of South Australia. Behind, the lush plants that emerge from soils modified as part of New Horizons. Clay and Lucerne are spread through the profile to increase root mass and available nutrients and water.</p> Cover crop cocktails http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-cocktails <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>There is no single recipe to determine the right cover crop mix for a particular field, much less an entire farm. You need to know each field, set goals and set a budget that makes sense. Are the primary concerns to retain and build nutrient levels for the coming crop, managing moisture, compaction or simply building soil health? Is grazing a potential income source? Which cover crops match the post-harvest-to-freeze interval in your area? Do you want to deal with pre-plant burn-down or do you prefer letting winterkill do the job?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-cocktails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-cocktails#comments Conservation cover crops Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 93141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cover crop goals define mix http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-goals-define-mix <div class="field-deck"> Your strategy will help identify the ideal cover crop combo. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There is no single recipe to determine the right cover crop mix for a particular field, much less an entire farm. You need to know each field, set goals and set a budget that makes sense. Are the primary concerns to retain and build nutrient levels for the coming crop, managing moisture, compaction or simply building soil health? </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-goals-define-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/cover-crop-goals-define-mix#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans cover crops Gold Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 93131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com