Economics

No-Till Farmer Web Page Offers Tips on Managing Prevented Planting Acres, Disaster Aid

The editors of <em>No-Till Farmer, Strip-Till Farmer</em> and <em>Cover Crop Strategies</em> assembled this web page to serve as a source for growers looking for options on prevented-planting acres in the U.S. and potentially find sources of disaster aid.
The editors of No-Till Farmer, Strip-Till Farmer and Cover Crop Strategies assembled this web page to serve as a source for growers looking for options on prevented-planting acres in the U.S. and potentially find sources of disaster aid.
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WinterKing Hairy Vetch Now Available

Smith Seed Services announces limited availability of WinterKing hairy vetch variety. WinterKing’s key features are delayed flowering, improved winter hardiness, and the ability to product abundant biomass.
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California's Central Valley Embraces Cover Crops

An article from Bay Nature magazine takes readers inside a climate-controlled laboratory at the Duarte Nursery outside Modesto, where an experiment is taking place that could help determine what food we will eat for decades to come. Rows of steel racks contain numerous tiny almond, apple, walnut, pomegranate, pecan, avocado, fig, and pistachio trees in small translucent plastic cylinders. The saplings, planted in a high-nutrient agar mix that accelerates growth, are no more than two inches high and a few weeks old. Each is being subjected to versions of the stresses experienced just outside these walls in fields across the Central Valley: declining levels of water, escalating levels of salt. The big overarching, if unmentionable, force driving these experiments is climate change, which is beginning to roil the Central Valley.
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When Do Cover Crops Pay Off?

A new report from USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education explores cover crop profitability.
Farmers around the country are planting cover crops on millions of acres to protect and improve the soil, and the more that farmers use cover crops, the more they value this conservation practice. Cover Crop Economics, a new report published by USDA-SARE looks at the economics of cover crops to help farmers answer that big question: "When do cover crops pay?"
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Attend the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, Neb., August 6-7, 2020. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields and save on input costs.

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