4R Plus Can Improve Farmers’ Bottom Line in Pricey Input Environment
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.
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.
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.
Multi-cropping Leads to Increase in Profits and Sustainability
Ross Evelsizer, natural resources project director with Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development, conducted multi-cropping field trials to determine their impact on profits and farm sustainability.
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.
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.
Conservation a Top Priority to Non-Operating Landowners
Non-operating landowners rate conservation as a top priority because it helps maintain a farm’s value, says Hertz Farm Management, Inc.