More in Conservation

  • Apr 21, 2015
    blog

    2015 Earth Day from an agriculture perspective

    April 22 is Earth Day in 2015. In recent years, it has become quite common to point the finger of blame at agriculture production and farmers for many of the environmental issues we are facing in the United States. However, in reality, farmers have been some of the best environmental stewards in the U.S. in the past few decades....More
  • Mar 6, 2015
    blog

    Conservation: Do your part 1

    Where are you in your journey to build a conservation legacy? What is keeping you from making progress? Will it require a change in mindset? Will it require landlord buy-in, since it provides long-term benefits for their investment? I truly believe improved soil health will be a game-changer. Go for it....More
  • Feb 18, 2015
    video

    2015 Conservation Legacy Awards Northeast region winner: M&J Farms

    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....More
  • Nov 17, 2014
    blog

    Cover crops release more nutrients than they accumulate 2

    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....More

Continuing Education Courses
New Course

Accredited for 2 hours/CCA Soil & Water credits. The 2,000 member...

Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×