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.
Mark Jackson, a corn and soybean farmer in Mahaska County, defines sustainability as having the economics of farming in balance with his community and the environment. Photo: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association
Black Hawk County, Iowa, farmer Nick Meier is interested in the on- and off-farm benefits of 4R Plus practices.
Western Iowa farmer Adam Gittins utilizes precision ag tools to farm more efficiently and collect data. This has led to soil health improvements.
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.
Soil Health Partnership field manager and east-central Iowa farmer Lisa Kubik says soil health is defined on the farm level.