A Head for Numbers and a Passion for Soil Health
Southeast Iowa farmer Sheila Fisher took advantage of an opportunity to return to the farm and put improving soil quality and health into action through various experiments.
An Ongoing Effort to Improve Crop Productivity
Northeast Iowa farmer Jack Boyer has a long history of measuring the impact 4R Plus practices have on soil health and crop productivity. Photo courtesy of Practical Farmers of Iowa.
Ag Retail Key to Seeding 4R Plus Practices
Asmus Farm Supply encourages customers to adopt 4R Plus practices like zone fertility management, strip-till and cover crops, knowing soil health is key long term for farmers and farm suppliers.
4R Plus Practices Improve Central Iowa Farmer’s Profitability
Jasper County’s Kyle Schnell attributes no-till and cover crops with improving profitability and soil health on his farm.
Historic Weather Puts Focus on Recovery
Iowa State University Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Mark Licht provides insights to help farmers move forward after a difficult growing season.
Continual Improvement Leads Farm’s Stewardship Efforts
On the flat, tile-drained landscape, Webster County farmer Kellie Blair incorporates cover crops, no-till, strip-till and data-driven nutrient management to minimize nutrient losses from subsurface drainage.
4R Plus Practices Reap Carbon Rewards
Washington County farmer Mitchell Hora says the stage is set to capture additional revenue from 4R Plus practices by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.
Multiyear Commitments Pay Off in Multiple Ways
Mollie Aronowitz with Peoples Company recommends using leases as discussion starters between non-operating landowners and tenants to adopt 4R Plus practices.