Confluence Project: Bioreactors
The 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.reactor but it's a very simple. Process of water group enters the wood chips . The practice. Has been well received by farmers. Number one they liked the idea that it has a small footprint it's aunderneath the buffer strip. We're -- that into a trench filled with wood chips . And those wood chips . Allow -- trade and and carbon you release today is nitrogen gas. The bar reactor practices. Is relatively new we have it as an entrance standard with the Natural Resources Conservation Service . And so farmers can receive car share on it. I was soybean association is been assisting. With that practice by measuring the101000 dollars a lot of it depends on the availability contractors. And wood chips and and structures and and it's it's kind of split up and a third through the structures that third for the wood chips and a third for. Contractors.
BASF Commitment to Research
Markus Heldt, President, BASF Crop Protection discusses the amount and variety of Research BASF is conducting.
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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
Recommendations for Dicamba Formulations
Joe Sandbrink, technology development manager for the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System at Monsanto, tells what steps Monsanto is recommending for dicamba formulations used on dicamba-tolerant soybeans.ever recommendation from three to ten miles an hour is really. Crime wind speed network I recommend. Lot of people think I'm miles an hour can happen. If you take an anemometer and actually measure it
David Opperman, a farmer from Lincoln, Illinois discusses dicamaba-tolerant soybeans with Gil Gullickson, Crops Technology Editor.-- did the first and come back with -- play it in season product like thank him. Clarity but would you. Eventually. -- -- extend product. I think they just get killed broader window to it's your gift season brought it. Yeah yeah get a better cleaner fuel and regional. What tag and it it. But we've got that knowledge through all of that they're using very coarse and also.
Thinking Fungicide for 2014?
Thinking about using a fungicide on your crops in 2014? Disease control is one reason. There are other benefits, though, that can occur from the use of strobilurin fungicides. Joe Bollman, agronomy services representative for Syngenta, lists some of these benfits.to use fungicides in point fourteen. First and foremost is obviously for disease control . Both taking care of the diseases that are already in the drop as laws for -- any diseases from entering the proper isn't going see that continues to go lot. But there's other beneficial factors the law applying a -- side as well. I'll one of -- additional factors that can help what they have visual underside of water use efficiency. So maximizing the water that you get done throughout the growing season especially as we get into some drought situations. In addition that we can increase the photo synthesis of a plant and help them maximize its yield especially if they're earlier timings were talking V board of you acorn. What is really the first time at the core planners helping set up its maximum yield that's the time when reform plan as determining the number rolls around on that year. In addition on the backside of growing season if we're making a later application we're talking about extending that grain fill period. So maximizing those last day of the girl. Keeping that -- green rather than having it die offers announced early in the growing season .
Crop Scouting Tips
Scouting your crops may seem like a daunting task in a steamy corn field, but it's not as bad as you think and you may learn a lot about your crop. Jim Mitchell, an Eaton, Ohio farmer, shares his scouting tips.-- hot weather nobody wants to come out -- -- a healthy growing corn field it's cooler out here. Probably at least ten degrees cooler -- shaded. You've got -- humidity the court is actually sucking up the heat and risk free years CO2 which makes it
Return on Fungicide Investment
With lower 2014 grain prices, you're likely scrutinizing crop inputs much more than in past years. So where do fungicides it into this picture? Here are some points to keep in mind from Randy Myers, fungicide product manager for Bayer CropScience.what I think you look at fungicides. Eight it will with their economic practices . Growers and make him. Huge investments right now because the land rant that cost us the fertilizer fuel costs all the things going in the ground. And a