Confluence Project: Bioreactors|
descriptionThe Successful Farming Confluence Project visits the Webster City, Iowa farm of Arlo Van Diest. Van Diest installed two bioreactors on his land to help decrease the nitrates in waterways.
Confluence Project: A. J. and Kellie Blair Farm
The Successful Farming Confluence Project visits the Dayton Iowa farm of A. J. and Kellie Blair. They discuss the practices they use to help conserve and protect the water supply.By reducing. Tillage. Weird we've been able to keeper yields up and save money . We pinpoint the right application rates of products. And don't over replied don't under apply given us a maximum yield advantage. And no more conservation things we do I think we found out that they they lend themselves to economic gain all -- or if we. If we try something new and it gives us more yield -- times. The conservation we find some conservation benefits that. So that we really found after working went -- for a few years. Conservation and economics most of the time working
Senator Chuck Grassley - Crop Condition
Dan Looker and Sen. Chuck Grassley discuss the conditions of the corn and soybean crops on his Iowa farm.successful farming magazine and it's a real privilege today to be with senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. At his farm near New Hartford. And our world were shooting this video in the first full week of August
Cover Crops in Illinois
Ross Pauli from Peoria County, Illinois discusses some of the issues he's experienced using cover crops, and the benefits that he has seen from using cover crops.on last year and it got started and then we got a. Cold snap and Dick -- very big and then it really harsh winter and killed so this year. I either need to fly it on earlier are they -- to try some. Oats until it rash have been read a lot about that but they've had good results in front of after soybeans are -- record put notes -- to radish. Mix on which I'd still have to fly on because those have to grow in the fall because they will die from cold weather they were not over winner. Where it's like these are the ones will. Which is a good and bad the good as
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Importance of Livestock in Soil Health
University of Washington geologist, David Montgomery talks to Gil Gullickson about the importance of livestock in a cropping situation.organic matter to soil for saw improvement. There's. Methods are pioneered. You centuries ago in terms of coupling. Crop production and animal husbandry based on returning maneuver back to the land. Compost and manure could be a very great source of organic matter. So and
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Dr. David Montgomery tells Gil Gullickson the reasons that led him to write the book "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations"me an appreciation for the importance of soils in the course of human history and the -- of civilizations. And -- -- researcher on the world on erosion. For decades they've really came to appreciate. The
BASF Commitment to Research
Markus Heldt, President, BASF Crop Protection discusses the amount and variety of Research BASF is conducting.
Giving Your Soybeans a Good Start
Crops Technology Editor, Gil Gullickson, discusses how a pre-emergence residual herbicide can kick off your soybeans to a good start. However, there are the rare cases where these products can cause injury.that often in fact rarely but. Occasionally there are perfect there's a perfect storm that can result. Sometimes -- soybean varieties that for whatever reason are sensitive to herbicides when there are starting off when you combined us. We have. Planting on organic matter soil sandy soils . Timing throw in an application after planting an operating palm -- high amount of those PP -- inhibitor herbicides. In the red zone . You can have some injury symptoms no -- -- -- from the University of Illinois got a lot of information from an article that she recently wrote about it. And when you get conditions like that. You can have a high amount of herbicide in that red zone the good news is as time goes on. You can have herbicide actually go deeper in the soil and that alleviates some of the conditions so. Overall it's good news there -- some excellent herbicides especially for controlling water -- early. But in those cases where you have this perfect storm keep in mind keep an eye -- looking your fields -- potential slavery. Who -- injury.
A New Pest Emerges
A new weed emerges called palmer amaranth in the upper Midwest that has been deemed "water hemp on steroids".It is really cut just slightly flawed. Through these new cells from fat idiot in 2011. Players -- University of Tennessee extension -- specialist. Pegged the economic damage from this week -- 120 million dollars to Tennessee farmers. I first -- -- in depth in 2011 when Bob's got a