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[Podcast] Rain is Like a Bomb Going Off on the Soil Surface

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Jason Mallard, an Ag and Natural Resources Agent with University of Georgia Extension. Mallard will discuss the difference between water infiltration and percolation, how cover crops improve water quality, how cover crops protect the soil, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Jason Mallard, an Ag and Natural Resources Agent with University of Georgia Extension. Mallard will discuss the difference between water infiltration and percolation, how cover crops improve water quality, how cover crops protect the soil, and more.
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Dryland Cropping Systems & Cover Crops

Can we grow a cover crop that will provide many soil health benefits, including less soil water evaporation, higher water infiltration, better water holding capacity and weed suppression on only the moisture that would have been lost anyway? We can, if the cover crop mix is properly designed and planted and terminated timely. Read more in this article from the Dodge City Daily Globe (Dodge City, KS).
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Soil: Water Reservoir for Crop Production

Dr. Elwyn Taylor, Iowa State University climatologist reported that 200-bushel corn needs 19 to 23 inches of water during the growing season. For 200-bushel corn at 75 degree F (soil temperature), corn needs 1-acre inch of water per week, doubling to 2 inches at 85 degrees F, and doubling again to 4 inches at 95 degrees F. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
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East Oregon Farmer Saves Soil, Water with Covers

Despite the common assumption growers can't make cover crops work on dryland wheat in eastern Oregon, Wasco County wheat grower Noah Williams is working with his local NRCS and the county's Soil and Water Conservation District experts to seed covers to reduce erosion, retain soil moisture and build more organic matter.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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