Tags » Cover Crops

ICYMI - Can Cover Crops Clean the Corn Belt?

There are many news headlines competing for our attention every day and while some fade into the background, water quality and conservation practices remain in the forefront as we work to meet the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  273 more words

Conservation

Do Crop Insurance Rules Put a Chill on Soil Health Practices?

An opinion piece by authors Ryan Stockwell and Jim Moseley argues that inflexible crop insurance rules are slowing the adoption of conservation practices that build soil health such as cover crops. 207 more words

Cover Crops

Applying a Boost

May 23, 2017

Today, the horses and I applied soil amendments to the corn ground. We got chased off by the weather on the day we planted. 358 more words

Small Farming

good food news

Over the last week we have been immersed in harvesting, preparing fields, and planting things. Our second round of summer squash and third round of tomatoes went in the ground on Friday and Saturday just in time…to read more click here Vol.10 #8 (05-23-17)

Newsletter

New, free soil health publications

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is rolling out a total of 21 new soil health publications. These publications provide best management practices to help you preserve and conserve soil while improving soil health and crop production. 239 more words

Resources

Cover Crops: One Piece of the Puzzle in CLL Project

Cover crops are an important tool for helping keep soil, nitrogen and phosphorus in the field – instead of our water bodies. Because they grow outside the typical corn/soybean growing season, cover crops help reduce soil erosion and take up nutrients that could otherwise leave the field. 241 more words

Cover Crops