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[Video] Proof is in the Percentages with Cover Crops & Soil Health

Wayne Fredericks, a strip-tiller from Osage, Iowa, has reduced his use of fertilizers by 30% on his 750-acre farm, thanks to strip-till and cover crops. Since the 1980s, Fredericks has collected soil data to measure soil health, and found that his soil organic matter has increased by 2.5% in 25 years. Fredericks will share how his cash crops have remained competitive while utilizing covers, how cover crops have helped reduce nitrates in the water on his farm, how he's built his farm up to 100% cover crop coverage, and more.
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Soil Health, Cover Crops Can Improve Asparagus Crop

Longevity is a hallmark with an asparagus crop, and once the plants are in the soil they can keep producing for 20 years or more. Preparing for the perennial crop to remain productive for such a long stretch is imperative, and it all begins with increasing the organic matter in soil before the asparagus roots take hold. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Building Carbon in the Soil

There is renewed interest in paying farmers to sequester soil carbon by building soil organic matter (SOM) levels. Building soil carbon is dependent upon temperature, moisture, vegetation, tillage, soil texture, crop rotation, and microbial activity. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
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Prince Edward Island Farmers Rebuild Soil

Concerns about the state of the Island's soil, and its impact on the agriculture industry, prompted the province to begin monitoring organic matter levels in soil in 1998. The study included 600 sites, with samples being taken, analyzed and recorded about once every three years. Read more in this article from the CBC.
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Join top no-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 3 days of unrivaled learning and networking!

Attend the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, January 10-13, and discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in no-till to raise your level of no-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. 

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