I recently met with two customers to discuss cover crops while they were here in Clarion on a factory tour. One asked me what I thought about using cover crops here in the Midwest- I proceeded to talk about how cash crops need to be managed differently, termination can sometimes be difficult, and the short fall growing season can limit some of the benefits we can see. 620 more words
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By: Annie Klodd
My answer is: Maybe, but we’re not sure why. This was the question that motivated me to study the effectiveness of under-vine perennial cover crops for my Master’s degree thesis. 1,004 more words
What do we need to do to enhance our soil health to be resilient to climate change and optimize the yield potential of newly available genetics? 232 more words
On November 6th, Drake Larsen from Practical Farmers of Iowa and I ventured down to the McNay Research Farm near Chariton. We were there to retrieve the last water samples of the season and collect biomass samples from our… 32 more words
The ILF team was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of farmer partner Barry Kusel on Nov. 21.
Barry was part of the inaugural group of ILF farmer partners in 2005, and was an active partner, doing what he could any time that we asked for his help. 237 more words