The Sweet 16 of 2016
Sulfur deficiency only used to surface in corn on sandy soils. However, effective anti-pollution laws that reduced atmospheric sulfur--coupled with high corn yields--have caused S deficiency to surface in many corn fields. Here’s what A.J. Woodyard, BASF technical crop production specialist, saysMovement in and when we're. Or soybeans but we've looked at the cell block certain fertilizers Edinburgh has seen a lot of about it. We attended three date difference. I mean it hasn't been where we
Machinery Spotlight: Strip Till
Jessie Scott looks at strip till and examines the risks and rewards of using it. Show 907on the tractor in in the slower or has it Trimble true tracker system . In the way that operates dancers. Hydraulic cylinder on the hitch which basically slings and machine. On I believe eighteen inch aside
Spend Smart 2016: Dave Nelson
Farmers can’t cut their way to prosperity in 2016, says Dave Nelson, Mason City, Iowa. Here are a couple ways that he plants to produce more bushels in 2016.price was our biggest. Being in the past that got us to net income of Meehan pretty positive but now it's about bushels and price. And so into cutting back I'm going to non technology corn
7 Ways Wheat Can Boost Crop Rotation
Gil Gullickson talks to Dan Nigg about how gleaming golden small grain fields historically punctuated the grassy green pastures of northeastern South Dakota’s rolling hills and prairie.
Oats in a Conventional System
Conventional oats can be fed for livestock grain. Its high-fiber content coupled with high-energy value is well suited for getting young cattle used to eating grain, according to Pennsylvania State University research.include small ring and I derive an awards are pleased in what conventional system whatever governing merit. We have done that in the past we have harvested both Ryan wheat Barley we grew Barley onetime. Couple times. And we. We it was OK we wouldn't we would do it again in new conventional system and force in the prices for the small greens need to have the need to do better I think. In order to
Des Moines Water Works CEO, Bill Stowe. The Des Moines Water Works is suing three Iowa County Boards of Supervisors that manage drainage districts with high concentration of nitrates. Those drainage districts feed into the Raccoon River, the primary water source for Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city.for really. Two or three reasons first at sac city there's a United States geological survey's. A station that as real time nitrate concentration information. So that reinforced our message did these are heavily polluting areas of the state. We are able to get to drainage district outlets. In right away. And realistically. The British history Galveston Bay Area in particular all agriculture they're not. Affected by suburban Alonso or industrial. Just chargers are wastewater facilities. And the raccoon river is our primary source of water so that's primarily why we looked dead. Sacked accounting. We're very appreciative of the work of farmers particularly those in the local foods movement in the organic movement. CSA movement forum great conventional farmers who are adopting conservation practices been more needs to happen. As we look into Iowa State the nutrient reduction strategy and they're resurgent ground I mean it's very clear that for the nutrient. Reduction strategy to really lead to. A reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. It's gonna require a broad swath of conservation practices touching each
What to Know Before Getting into Small Grain
Diversifying a rotation with small grains like oats requires more labor than does a conventional corn-soybean rotation.good time for and a plan to cover crop for the following corn crop .
Role of Oats in Crop Rotation
Oats still have a place, though, in some areas. It kicks off the organic oats-alfalfa hay-alfalfa hay-corn-soybeans rotation of George and Steve Schaefer, Kalona, Iowa.a bit. Tool that all plays in your operation and interior and increase profitability Ayers a breaker does these cycles are all those things. Well probably the initial reason why we did it was because it's required by the organic institute for you have to have some sort of crop rotation . You can just have corn and soybeans up there as well as by the initial impotence but now we do it it's. It did help for the past cycle cut down the press cycle and also helps with the soil and he gives this oil sort of a break from that corn being. Think that in organic system . Lou we also good hey after that so we have we. That's how we start our alfalfa hay is we intercede alfalfa
Winter Wheat in Corn-Soybean Rotation
Wheat production isn’t limited to the Upper Midwest, either. Allen Henry, who farms near Indianola in south-central Iowa, has grown winter wheat the last several years for grain and wheat straw.
Field Peas Fit Upper Midwest Crop Rotations
Looking for a protein-packed livestock feed? Field peas may be for you. This diverse legume is finding its way into Upper Midwest crop rotations. Gill Gullickson discusses with Kelly Cooper, manager of the Conservation Cropping Systems Project.