Agronomists, conservation professionals invited to cover crop workshop in Ames
Join us at the Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)’s free event this June, Cover Iowa: Agronomists in the Know Workshop, to learn and share information about cover crops, reduced tillage, extended rotation, and more.
Working Smarter, Not Harder, to Reap Benefits of Soil Conservation Practices in North-Central Iowa
This fifth-generation farmer uses soil conservation practices to improve soil structure and fine-tune his fertility program. While it takes a lot of patience and planning, benefits such as savings on fuel, fertilizer and time have him convinced it’s a worthy system.
Couple Merges Passion for Crops, Conservation and Cattle
Boone County’s Bret and Liz Pierce have merged their passion for crops and cattle and together work to improve soil health while protecting water quality.
Northern Iowa Farmer Adds 4R Plus Practices to Diversify Crop Rotation
The soil health movement spurred Floyd County farmer Wayne Koehler’s interest to add 4R Plus practices. He has diversified his crop rotation and minimized expenses.
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.
The Economics of Building Soil Health
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.
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.
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.