Darin Stolte of Jones County, Iowa, saw his yield curve accelerate after strip-till and cover crops were added to his precise 4R nutrient plan.
The changing landscape of farmland ownership in Iowa presents opportunities for tenants. Sharing information can bridge the divide with landowners.
The Iowa Farm & Rural Life Poll: 2018 Summary Report demonstrates the percentage of Iowa’s farmers who are adopting 4R Plus practices continues to rise.
The Heckman family in Muscatine County pushes the pencil to see what practices garner a return on their investment, and puts them through a litmus test to determine if the practices are sustainable.
Edge-of-field practices provide farmers with immediate gratification because the water-quality benefits are quickly measurable.
While Julie Kenney uses her role as Iowa Deputy of Secretary of Agriculture to encourage farmers to use 4R Plus practices, her husband Mark implements the practices on their farm.
4R Plus and Iowa Corn are co-hosting farmer panels at the Iowa Power Farming Show to inform farmers about the practices that improve soil health and water quality.
The gentle rolling hills of Dubuque County are where Tim Daly focuses on finding solutions to integrate his crop and livestock systems, improve the soil and achieve top-end yields.