Poll Shows Majority of Iowa Farmers Influenced by 4R Plus Practices
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.
Fertilizer Management in a Drought: Experts Sound the Alarm
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.
Eagerness to Learn Led to Changes in Nutrient Management
Linn County farmer Jason Russell’s eagerness to learn led to improvements in how he manages manure from his hog operation as a crop input.
Farmers See the Plus Side of Adding 4R Plus Practices
Farmers across Iowa see the Plus Side of weatherproofing farms, protecting their valuable soil, improving water quality and preserving productivity for future generations.
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.
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.
Fine-Tuning Nutrient Management Improves Efficiencies
Fine-tuning his nutrient management protocol helped Stu Swanson, a Wright County corn, soybean and hog farmer, maximize the return on his input investment and maintain a high level of productivity.
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.