Items Tagged with 'soil'


[Video] Soil Sampling 101

After harvest is a great time to conduct soil sampling. In this video, Fabian Fernandez, Soil Fertility Specialist with University of Minnesota Extension, demonstrates how to correctly take a soil sample from your field.
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Soil Sampling Time

September is a great time to take a soil sample. The soil sample can be submitted to the University Extension Service for analysis. Read more in this article from the Pontotoc Progress (Pontotoc, MS).
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Using Soil Health Tests

Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff says that in the past 5-10 years, soil health testing has grown in popularity, but they aren’t a silver bullet for detecting all soil health problems. In this podcast, learn about the different types of soil tests available, what they can measure and why each one is important.
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Looking to learn more about building the soil? This podcast from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture & Research Education program (SARE) breaks down the basics of soil.
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Using Manure to Fertilize Cover Crops

Timing, cover crop seeding rates and application methods are the keys to maximizing manure management for cover crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff.  Groff recommends that growers plant covers before applying manure and try to do both as early in the season as possible to get the most days with warm enough weather to help the cover crop stand get established. Applying manure to covers can be an efficient way to restore nitrogen in the soil.

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Tips for Using Cover Crops in Heavy Clay Soils

Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares key concepts for working with heavy clay soils, discusses why diversity of species is critical for this type of soil, and how cover crops and can be used in heavy clay soils for water management. Because heavy clay soils tend to hold moisture, they can produce outstanding yields, so understanding how to manage some of the biggest challenges this soil type can offer is of the utmost importance.

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The National No-Tillage Conference returns January 9-12, 2024! Build and refine your no-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 32nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Jan. 9-12, 2024. Experience an energizing 4-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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