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FFA Advisers Weigh In on the BigYield Challenge

FFA Advisers BigYield Challenge

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Dinosaur Dirt Improves Soil Health

Dinosaur Dirt and Soil Health

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Benefits of a Fall Herbicide Application

Fall Herbicide Application

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Profiting from Cover Crops

Cover Crops Profitable

Cover crops are commonly viewed as tools to enhance the soil. Without a doubt, healthy soil can offer a production advantage. However, evaluating cover crops based solely on their soil health improvement potential alone may overlook the comprehensive value that they can present to an operation. For example, a 2016 nationwide cover crop survey found that cash crop yields can ... Read More »

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Making Cover Crops Profitable

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Consider Planting a Cover Crop

Consider Planting a Cover Crop

As harvest time nears, many growers find themselves considering whether to plant a cover crop. During past weeks, we at have received several questions about cover crops. The interest in cover crops that we’ve noticed matches the attitudes captured in a recent nationwide survey. In July 2016, the Conservation Technology Information Center, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education ... Read More »

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Cover Crops at BigYield

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BigYield Challenge 2016 Photos

BigYield Challenge 2016

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Haney Test Adds Soil Health Perspective to Soil Testing

Haney Test Soil Health

Recently, our team at The Farm Research Center in Garden City, Mo. tried the Haney test for the first time. Regarded as a “21st century soil test,” according to a story from Agweek, the Haney test has the potential to add value in several ways. The test’s developer, Richard Haney from the USDA Agricultural Research Service, describes that the test ... Read More »

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Haney Test

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