The Iowa Farm and Rural Life poll shows a majority of farmers are being influenced by the 4R Plus program to adopt nutrient stewardship and conservation practices to help Iowa reach its nutrient reduction goals.
Join us at the Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)’s free event this June, Cover Iowa: Agronomists in the Know Workshop, to learn and share information about cover crops, reduced tillage, extended rotation, and more.
This fifth-generation farmer uses soil conservation practices to improve soil structure and fine-tune his fertility program. While it takes a lot of patience and planning, benefits such as savings on fuel, fertilizer and time have him convinced it’s a worthy system.
When it comes to improving crop and pasture ground, Justin Robbins of Greene County isn’t one to follow the herd. He’s willing to do what it takes to protect the environment and improve his land.
The benefits of 4R Plus practices are front of mind as farmers look ahead to the 2022 growing season, when pricey inputs will likely narrow margins.
Find out what non-operating landowners are doing to encourage the adoption of 4R Plus practices on rented land.
The soil retains more nitrogen during a drought, leading to several management challenges. Learn why farmers are being encouraged to test soil before making fall fertilizer application decisions.