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Make Cover Crops Part of Your Plan

Seth Huenink – Seed Coordinator


I’m reminded that every year has one thing in common…..every one of them is different! We can break those differences into a myriad of categories. 2,824 more words


What do you know about field peas?

I’ll be the first to admit, this was a first for me – videotaping in a 110-acre pea field. But let me tell you, it was one of the cleanest fields I have ever seen. 97 more words

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Field Days around the Corner

When it comes to implementing new conservation practices on the ground, field days matter!

Attending field days provides an outstanding opportunity to learn from neighbors and experts about conservation practices, soil health, and water quality; ask questions of fellow farmers as to how they are making cover crops and other conservation practices work in their operations; and enjoy a bit of fellowship while you’re at it.   111 more words

The East Garden

This is my east garden which, in 2010, was a fallow hay-field with miserable pale brown soil that grew daisies and stunted grass. Since them I’ve added tons of moldy rotten hay, biomass from vetch and rye cover crops, and bedding with manure from my sheep sheds. 233 more words


Crop Insurance Considerations for Prevented Planting

For some areas of Iowa, frequent rains this spring/summer created prevented plant acres that are a great opportunity to seed cover crops.  If you were unable to get your corn planted by May 31 or soybeans by June 15, you may be eligible for prevented planting payments.  260 more words

Cover crops to be discussed at upcoming field days

If you’ve worked with us for any amount of time, then you know we are strong believers in cover crops and all the good they can do. 134 more words

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