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[Podcast] Does Rye Contribute to Occasional Yield Drag in Corn?

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Alison Robertson, Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University. Robertson will discuss how seedling disease might be responsible for occasional yield drag in corn, how rye cover crops can contribute to that yield drag, trials she’s conducted evaluating the impact of cover crops on seedling disease, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Alison Robertson, Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University. Robertson will discuss how seedling disease might be responsible for occasional yield drag in corn, how rye cover crops can contribute to that yield drag, trials she’s conducted evaluating the impact of cover crops on seedling disease, and more.
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Cover Crops Can Help Operations Sequester Carbon, Prepare for Extreme Weather

Farmers are becoming more open to acknowledging that carbon emissions and climate change are becoming a problem, according to Iowa State University researcher J. Arbuckle. And it’s a good thing they’re willing to talk about it, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that without cutting carbon emissions, growers will face increasing weather challenges, including severe storms, droughts, floods and pest migrations — problems that could be a major hit to the bottom line.
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[Podcast] Greater Cover Crop Growth Means Less Nitrate Leaching

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Matt Helmers, Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa State University. Helmers will discuss how planting covers after applying manure affects nitrate concentrations, how the timing of cover crop planting affects nitrate concentrations, how cover crops help nitrogen in the soil, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Matt Helmers, Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa State University. Helmers will discuss how planting covers after applying manure affects nitrate concentrations, how the timing of cover crop planting affects nitrate concentrations, how cover crops help nitrogen in the soil, and more.
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[Podcast] Apply Manure to Covers in the Fall or Spring

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension Field Agricultural Engineer. Dougherty will discuss ideal timing for applying manure to cover crops, how cash crop and cover crop yields are affected by manure application, how manure application affects water quality, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension Field Agricultural Engineer. Dougherty will discuss ideal timing for applying manure to cover crops, how cash crop and cover crop yields are affected by manure application, how manure application affects water quality, and more.
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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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[Video] The Other Soil Carbon

Soil is an organic reservoir for carbon, but carbon is subject to loss, according to Mark Rasmussen, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture with Iowa State University. Decades of conventional farming have depleted soil carbon levels. In this video, Rasmussen discusses the many forms of carbonate, what Iceland is doing to store carbon long-term in the soil, and more.
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Dig Into Soil Organic Matter

Steven Hall is dedicated to exploring how farmers can get the most out of their soil. Hall, an assistant professor with the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, runs a biogeochemistry lab where students look at the different factors that can effect soil health. Read more in this article from the Lincoln Journal Star.
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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