Conservation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en 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 Cover crops release more nutrients than they accumulate http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cover-crops-release-more-nutrients-they-accumulate <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University agronomist, planted specific cover crops in a band, then after their demise he pulled soil samples in the cover crop row and compared them to samples taken 15 inches off the row. There were substantial differences in soil-test levels of P and K—“comparable to a nutrient-banding effect from a commercial fertilizer (banding) applicator,” Gruver says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/bottom-line">Bottom Line</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cover-crops-release-more-nutrients-they-accumulate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cover-crops-release-more-nutrients-they-accumulate#comments Conservation Precision Ag cover crops Bottom Line Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:03:00 +0000 94501 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 7, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-7-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read offer advice on fall tillage and insight into corn and soybean consumption after a large harvest. The USDA is seeking public comment on changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program, and if you're going to test cornstalks for nitrate, now is the time. For a good laugh, check out a bit by Jimmy Kimmel where he asked consumers what GMO means.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-7-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-7-2014#comments Conservation Tillage Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:11:00 +0000 94351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 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