Farming Duckweed

Duckweed is usually considered nuisance vegetation in the pond. A Rutgers University professor says it’s nutritious and we should farm it.

The Woolly Bear Caterpillar

If you want a prediction for winter, look for a woolly bear caterpillar. Scientifically the insect has no idea, but it’s fun folklore.

Farm Kids Under Stress

Protecting kids from bad news in the farming operation isn’t always best. They feel your stress and need to know it’s not their fault.

The Battle On Weeds

Weeds are having a hey-day in crop fields this fall. There are things you can do during harvest that will help avoid spreading the weed seeds.


A Florida start-up company is turning organic waste products into crop fertilizer. It delivers a wide range of crop and environmental benefits.

Harvesting Green Soybeans

Soybean growers may be harvesting beans that are partially green and not as dried down as they'd like. Host Jodi Henke talks with Paul Jasa, an extension ag engineer at the University of Nebraska about what level of moisture is considered harvestable, combine adjustments for beans that aren't quite ready, and why it's important to get out of the truck and assess the plants with your own eyes.

The War On Weeds

Weeds are having a good time in farm fields because the wet spring of 2019 didn't allow for normal weed control measures. You're out of luck with chemical control now, but host Jodi Henke talks with Meaghan Anderson, an extension field agronomist at Iowa State University about what you CAN do this fall to get the upper hand on pesky weeds. Your hands and your combine will be your best tools.

Drying High Moisture Corn

The corn harvest might be late in 2019 with producers bringing it in at less-than-ideal moisture levels. Host Jodi Henke talks with Ken Hellevang from North Dakota State University about handling high moisture corn. Should you leave it in the field as long as you can? What to do and what not to do when drying corn above 21% moisture, battling condensation in the grain bin, and more.