Soil health news
When was the last time you grabbed your favorite shovel or spade and took a walk through your fields? A simple shovel test can reveal several things about soil that you may want to take into consideration this year and looking forward.
Building a consensus around profitability and environmental sustainability is the fundamental hurdle in efforts to improving soil health and water quality.
Soil health systems increased net income for 85% of farmers growing corn and 88% growing soybeans, according to an evaluation from the Soil Health Institute and Cargill. The project was conducted to provide farmers with the economic information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices.
Avoiding mistakes at planting can prevent heartache later on. Excessive soil compaction is a common mistake that can be avoided with proper knowledge and planning.
Early and even emergence along with precise spacing are important to getting crops off to a good start. “With all the new technology, the fundamental pieces of a planting operation are still key,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage marketing manager.
Spring soil sampling is right around the corner and the soil samples that will be pulled in 2021 will be providing useful data through the 2025 growing season.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to improve trade and access to new markets, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at last week’s Commodity Classic.
AGCO Corp., a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, has released yield results from its 2020 Fendt Momentum Crop Tour.
Crop insurance is not acting as a barrier to the adoption of conservation practices and has a role in helping farmers maintain healthy soil. That’s according to a new peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Environmental Management.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency have joined forces to implement the Upper White River Crop Insurance Incentive Program.