Farmers across Iowa see the Plus Side of weatherproofing farms, protecting their valuable soil, improving water quality and preserving productivity for future generations.
A multitude of factors influence success in building healthy soil and economic gains. Dustin Brucker of the Soil Health Partnership shares findings from a collaborative project.
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.
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.
Jasper County’s Kyle Schnell attributes no-till and cover crops with improving profitability and soil health on his farm.
Iowa State University Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Mark Licht provides insights to help farmers move forward after a difficult growing season.
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.