Conservation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en How will you seed cover crops this year? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/07082016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>If you&#39;re planning to seed cover crops this year, now is the time to prep for that. We&#39;d like to know if you&nbsp;will be planting cover crops this year, and if you are, how are you seeding them? Will you interseed? Will you drill after harvest? Take our latest poll and let us know! Also, feel free to leave a comment with your cover crop plan, along with your county/state.</p> </div><form action="/poll/07082016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-4071-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-4071"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-4071" name="choice" value="4071" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I will plant cover crops, and I'll interseed them during the growing season.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-4081-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-4081"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-4081" name="choice" value="4081" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I will plant cover crops, but not until after harvest this fall.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-4091-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-4091"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-4091" name="choice" value="4091" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I will plant cover crops, using a combination of interseeding and post-harvest planting.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-4101-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-4101"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-4101" name="choice" value="4101" class="form-radio" /> I will NOT plant cover crops in 2016.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="105091" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-eLbjHg7kfQq0GXRumTZMfMNIfAi7OkIaGdol8LXM6tQ" value="form-eLbjHg7kfQq0GXRumTZMfMNIfAi7OkIaGdol8LXM6tQ" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/07082016#comments Conservation Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:33:29 +0000 105091 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com What are the costs, benefits of planting cover crops? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-are-costs-benefits-planting-cover-crops <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The costs associated with a cover crop will depend on many factors including the previous crop, next crop, tillage system, pesticide practices, cover crop species planted and cover crop planting method. Regardless of the specific production choices, most of the costs associated with the cover crop will be in its establishment, which includes planting and seed costs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-are-costs-benefits-planting-cover-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-are-costs-benefits-planting-cover-crops#comments Conservation Fertilizer cover crops Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:33:00 +0000 105051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: USDA ARS 5 Ag stories: Stored grain, corn tissue testing and cover crops for weed control http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-stored-grain-corn-tissue-testing-and-cover-crops-weed-control <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 Ag stories to read this week, get tips for keeping stored corn and soybeans cool over the summer and read about tissue testing corn for phosphorus and potassium. Learn about using cover crops to control glyphosate-resistant weeds and about how much nitrogen is left in the field after recent extended rains. Finally, enjoy a book to help kids learn about planting and seed technology.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-stored-grain-corn-tissue-testing-and-cover-crops-weed-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-stored-grain-corn-tissue-testing-and-cover-crops-weed-control#comments Conservation Corn Bins Sat, 11 Jun 2016 03:49:00 +0000 104671 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2016 CRP was most selective in history http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-crp-was-most-selective-history <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Nationwide, there were more than 26,000 offers to enroll over 1.8 million acres under the General CRP enrollment period earlier this year. Only 411,000 acres, or 23 percent of the total, were accepted under the General CRP enrollment, making this the most “selective” enrollment period in the 30-year history of the CRP. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-crp-was-most-selective-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-crp-was-most-selective-history#comments Conservation Conservation Farm Service Agency (FSA) Focus on Ag Tue, 10 May 2016 19:26:00 +0000 104171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Save the whales…I mean nutrients http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/save-whales-i-mean-nutrients <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I haven’t lost my marbles and started cruising the high seas on a Greenpeace ship. However, I did accept an invitation to meet with an environmental group during Commodity Classic.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/save-whales-i-mean-nutrients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/save-whales-i-mean-nutrients#comments Conservation Fertilizer Think Different Think Different Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:13:00 +0000 104051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Q+A: Herbicide use with cover crops http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/qa-herbicide-use-cover-crops <div class="field-byline"> By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator – Crops, Jeff Gunsolus, Extension Agronomist – Weed Science, and Jill Sackett-Eberhart, Extension Educator - Ag Production Systems, University of Minnesota Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Paying careful attention to herbicide labels, cover crop selection, research results, and the timing of herbicide application and seeding can help increase your odds of successful incorporation of cover crops into a corn and soybean system. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/qa-herbicide-use-cover-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/qa-herbicide-use-cover-crops#comments Conservation Crop Chemicals cover crops Herbicides Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:42:00 +0000 103961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: USDA ARS Don't terminate cover crops just yet http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/dont-terminate-cover-crops-just-yet <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Extension experts recommend farmers be patient and wait for warmer weather. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmers who haven't yet terminated their cover crops should now wait for warmer weather before applying herbicide, says Bill Johnson, a Purdue Extension weed scientist.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/dont-terminate-cover-crops-just-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/dont-terminate-cover-crops-just-yet#comments Conservation cover crops Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +0000 103761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Blend field profit with environment http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/blend-field-profit-environment <div class="field-deck"> Partnerships seek to boost field profitability with improved water quality and wildlife habitat. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When David Carter had an opportunity to use new software that addresses the dollars and cents implications of soil conservation practices on his farm near Randolph, Iowa, he jumped at the chance. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/blend-field-profit-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/blend-field-profit-environment#comments Conservation Conservation Software Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:28:00 +0000 103751 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Snow along the tree line on Carter&rsquo;s hill farm is roughly the width of the new 20-foot wide filter strips that Carter plans to seed this spring. In total, filter strips on the upper and lower edge of the tree line will be a little over a half mile long.&nbsp;</p> Photo: David Carter 5 Ag stories: New herbicides, nematode testing, cover crop info http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-ag-stories-new-herbicides-nematode-testing-cover-crop-info <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn about new herbicides for 2016 and get info on soil testing for SCN. Access cover crop information on your phone and get tips for increasing your corn and soybean yields. Finally, enjoy some farm learning games for kids.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-ag-stories-new-herbicides-nematode-testing-cover-crop-info" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-ag-stories-new-herbicides-nematode-testing-cover-crop-info#comments Conservation Crop Chemicals Soybeans cover crops Herbicides Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:23:00 +0000 103691 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com No soil is too wet or cold for no-till http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/no-soil-too-wet-or-cold-no-till <div class="field-deck"> No-till continues to make converts regardless of soils and northern climates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>West-central Wisconsin farmer Carl Oberholtzer has made no-till work. It's been a learning experience that has helped him maintain soil organic matter, with hopes of growing it as he incorporates cover crops.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/no-soil-too-wet-or-cold-no-till" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/no-soil-too-wet-or-cold-no-till#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage No Till Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:23:00 +0000 103651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Planting corn into a residue heavy field without tillage may be common elsewhere, but in the cold, wet soils around Marshfield, Wisconsin, it is the anomaly. &quot;It won&#39;t work here,&quot; is a common refrain. However, a group of local farmers and the local Univ. of Wisc. research station are making it work.</p> Photo: Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, Univ. of Wisc.