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Help Celebrate Cover Crop Week with #FarmersCoverIowa!

Led by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and CleanWaterIowa, we are joining the celebration of Cover Crop Week.

Cover crops are a great way to improve soil health and protect water quality. 120 more words


Fall fertility meeting in Ohio

Here’s another opportunity to learn about fall fertility if you missed our summer seminar about a month ago. We will be speaking on nutrient management and profitability with starters, foliar feeding, and fall fertility programs at an informational meeting hosted by Tom Besecker of Advanced Biological Solutions on November 1 from 9:30am-3:30pm in Cynthiana, Ohio. 104 more words

Fun In The Field

Five Important School Garden Tasks for October

It’s raining…finally. Although we had a baby rainstorm earlier in the month, this weekend marked Napa’s first consistent rainfall since April. In our Mediterranean Climate, rain means fall is officially here and winter is just around the corner. 622 more words

ILF Launches Conservation Learning Labs Project

Iowa Learning Farms has launched a project—The Conservation Learning Labs—that will study how implementation of conservation practices can reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loss at the watershed scale in Iowa. 555 more words

Cover Crops

2016 Harvest

We harvested the plot on Tuesday, October 11. Total yield was 60 bushels per acre, not bad considering it was planted on June 1.

Even though harvested acreage was only a little over 7 acres, there were a couple of interesting items. 451 more words

Cover Crops

2016 North Idaho Forage & Grazing School on Nov. 1

The North Idaho Forage and Grazing School will be held Tuesday, November 1, at the Ponderay Event Center, from 9am to 5pm. Topics include hay preservatives, management intensive grazing, managing grassland ecosystems, results of N ID alfalfa variety trials, raising cover crops for grazing, fertility, weed control, and the relative economics of crop production in N ID. 55 more words

2016 Spelt Has Been Planted

October 7, 2016

Wow, after pushing hard from dark until dark for the last three days, the spelt crop for this year has been planted. I had to use the tractor some, but the horses and I pushed through it. 240 more words

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