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Use the blog search to learn how farmers are incorporating 4R Plus practices to improve soil health and water quality.

Iowa Farmer Nick Vilsack

Farmer Sees Far-Reaching Benefits of Improving His Soil

Black Hawk County, Iowa, farmer Nick Meier is interested in the on- and off-farm benefits of 4R Plus practices.

Gittins family in tractor

Western Iowa Farmer Utilizes Technology to Improve Soil Health

Western Iowa farmer Adam Gittins utilizes precision ag tools to farm more efficiently and collect data. This has led to soil health improvements.

Iowa Farmer Shawn

4R Plus Practices Help Iowa Reach its Water Quality Goals

Shawn Richmond, environmental services director at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, encourages farmers to consider the 4R Plus practices that address their unique situations.

Iowa Farmer Recker Holding Corn Ears

Northeast Iowa Farmer Made No Yield Sacrifice Rethinking Tillage

Soil health test results revealed the topsoil on his farm was being depleted, which put Tim Recker of Fayette County, Iowa, on a mission to add 4R Plus practices.

Iowa Farmer Emily

Soil Testing at the Foundation of Nutrient Stewardship

Precision Ag Specialist Emily Doyle arms farmers with information so they can make decisions to protect yields and the environment.

The Heifers family and cattle

Soil Health Defined on the Farm Level

Soil Health Partnership field manager and east-central Iowa farmer Lisa Kubik says soil health is defined on the farm level.

Andersen family farmers Iowa

Dedication to Protecting the Soil Gets Noticed

Grundy County’s Eric Andersen has a reputation for taking care of his valuable farmland. That’s something landowners have noticed.

Strip tills

Farmer Reaps Benefits from Using 4R Plus Practices

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.