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It’s the Root that Counts with Cover Crops

By Anne Verhallen, Soil Management Specialist (Horticulture)

Every time I see a bare field this time of year I just think – what a missed opportunity – an opportunity to get a cover crop in and build soil. 384 more words


Snowy Friday

January 12, 2018

Yes, we are getting snow today.  After yesterday’s high temperature of 60ºF (16C), it is now in the mid 20s, with snow coming down.  360 more words


Season's Greetings

“When I grow up, I want to farm just like you…”

One simple, thought-provoking statement in this short video challenges the status quo and gets us thinking about conservation farming practices. 181 more words

A Year of Thanks!

On behalf of the Iowa Learning Farms team, I would like to thank all of our hosts, speakers and partners for an amazing 2017 Field Day season.  102 more words

Webinar highlights cover crop, water quality connections

In case you missed it, this past week’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar offered an excellent overview of the research findings related to the potential of winter cover crops to reduce nitrate leaching in corn and soybean cropping systems. 309 more words

Iowa Learning Farms Webinar to Explore Lessons Learned from Using Cover Crops to Reduce Nitrate Losses

Even with excellent nutrient management, nitrate losses from corn and soybean fields can occur because these cash crops only grow and take up nitrate and water for five months of the year. 143 more words

Cover Crops

Why the delivery scale?

When it comes to monitoring water quality, there are quite a number of factors to consider: What are you monitoring for? How is land utilized within the targeted area?  429 more words