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5 Questions to Ask About Cover Crops By: 01/06/2015 @ 10:52am

Cover crop decisions can be initially overwhelming. “Details – especially timing – are critical,” says Dan Towery, president of Ag Conservation Solutions and Soil and Water Conservation Society.Here…

Clean Up the Water with Cover Crops By: 11/19/2014 @ 11:12am

Tipton Creek and the Southfork Watershed have been landmarks of his landscape since Al Kadolph grew up on this Hubbard, Iowa, farm. “Grandpa gave me a start in full-time farming by renting me his farm in…

Soil Food Web Analysis Shows Biological Life & Balance By: 11/18/2014 @ 1:16pm

The soil is home to a host of creatures. Many, like earthworms and dung beetles, are clearly visible. Other species are much smaller – even microscopic. They run the gamut from bacteria and protozoa to…

Cover Crop Benefits Outweigh Investment By: 09/18/2014 @ 3:54pm

There’s never a time when you take out an old fencerow that the strip doesn’t produce the best crop in the field, insists Indiana farmer Jamie Scott. “Even if there are spider mites in the field, they…

8 Ways Cover Crops Pay By: 09/16/2014 @ 4:52pm

Take a good look at any idle land in your area. Left unchecked, it will soon proliferate with weeds. That's Mother Nature at work, says Paul Jasa, engineer in biological agriculture systems at the…

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