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Even with a September break in CSA deliveries, the farm is abundant, alive, and firmly focused on producing…to read more click here Vol.8 #25(10-06-15)


Top Cover Crops Species for Iowa?

There are a lot of cover crop species to choose from and we often receive questions about what species should be planted.

We want to hear from you!  81 more words

With Harvest Comes Information

As I write, Tim is working on combining the second to last field of soybeans at Hagie Hybrids. I haven’t grabbed the yield data from the monitor in a couple of days, but we’ve definitely been above average thus far (55-65 bu/ac, county 10 year average is 48). 196 more words


Check out this video of overseeding in action!

On August 27th, Iowa Learning Farms partnered with Hagie Manufacturing and Practical Farmers of Iowa to overseed cover crop demonstration plots in north central Iowa.  Here is some footage from the seeding at the ISU Research Farm near Kanawha. 21 more words

The Nitrogen Scavenger

Curt Emanuel, Extension Educator, Purdue Extension – Boone County

In the page about Cover Crop Benefits one of the items discussed is the role of many of these as… 763 more words


From JSWC: Conservation Tillage is not Conservation Agriculture

The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Sept/Oct 2015 issue published the story “Conservation Tillage is not Conservation Agriculture.” The author, Don C. Reicosky, tries to clean up the gray area of what is considered conservation tillage. 283 more words