3 No-Tillers Honored for Their Responsible Nutrient Management Practices

Photo Caption: The 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners includes (l-r, starting from 3rd to left) Jake Kaderly, Monticello, Wis.; Stuart Lawrence, Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Richard Lyons, Harvel, Ill. Also pictured are (left) Darrell Bruggink, No-Till Farmer, (2nd from left) Rob Marquardt, AgroLiquid; and (right) Tim Duckert, AgroLiquid. Growers from Illinois, Wisconsin and

Landon Smith of Florida wins 2016 Responsible Nutrient Management® Foundation Scholarship

Landon Smith of Bronson, FL 2016 Responsible Nutrient Management® Foundation (RNMF) Scholarship Recipient Growing up in beautiful Florida, Smith had the pleasure experiencing the beautiful geographical area of northern Florida, home to many dairies, row crops and beef cattle.  Passionate about agriculture and preservation of the land and water for future generations, Smith recognizes the

More Changes to Cover Crop Guidelines

Original Article found HERE January 11, 2017 | Posted in Cover Crops, No-Till 101 Many of you are seeding cover crops on your operation to improve soil health, increase forage options for livestock or both, without any involvement or reward from the government. But for those of you who have crop insurance policies, you may have

3 No-Tillers Honored for Their Responsible Nutrient Management Practices

Photo Caption: The 9th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners includes (l-r, starting from 2nd to left) Mike Werling, Decatur, Ind.; Jason Carter, Eastover, S.C.; and Mike Taylor, Helena, Ark. Also pictured are (left) Rob Marquardt, AgroLiquid; (second from right) Rick Knifley, AgroLiquid; and Darrell Bruggink, No-Till Farmer. Growers from Indiana, South Carolina and Arkansas

Focus on Soil Health Now to Be Competitive Later

By Laura Barrera posted on July 5, 2016 | Posted in Seeding & Planting, Soil Health Dean Baas believes that we may see crop yields plateau soon if there isn’t more of a focus on soil health. Despite genetic improvements to corn hybrids and soybean varieties, without soil health — especially soil organic matter —

Fourth Generation Farmer Finds Success with No-Till, Covers

July 8, 2016 | Posted in Cover Crops, Soil Health, No-Till 101 Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service When Bob Fogler walked the fields of his dairy farm in central Maine recently, he wasn’t looking ahead. He was looking down and about 4 inches into the earth. Shovel in hand, Fogler plodded purposefully through a cold,

Tips for Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies

Original article posted at: No-till Farmer June 22, 2016 | Posted in Nutrient Management Source: Penn State Extension By Douglas Beegle, Agronomist Here are some things to keep in mind when looking at potential nutrient deficiencies. Generally, if you contact someone for help or look up the symptoms, these are things you’re going to need

Grow a Bushel of Corn For Just $1.44

By now you’ve probably seen the many benefits cover crops can bring to a no-till operation. Whether it’s providing another layer of protection against erosion, or scavenging nutrients or giving beneficial insects and soil microbes a healthy environment to thrive in, cover crops definitely have their place in a no-till system. So, how can you

Three Lessons from 10-Plus Years of No-Tilling

Original article posted at: No-Till By Laura Barrera posted on April 5, 2016 | Posted in No-Till 101 With more than a decade of no-till under his belt, Michael Crowell has learned a thing or two about successfully adopting the practice in Turlock, Calif. Located about 100 miles southeast of San Francisco, where average