Soil Health

This topic is dedicated to providing information about how various cover crop species and varieties improve soil biology and soil health to help growers meet their production and environmental goals. Explanations of soil health processes, terminology and trends will also be shared here to provide a greater understanding of the link between cover crops and improved soil biology.

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How One Iowa Farmer Reduced His Fertilizer Usage by 30%

Fredericks, who farms just 15 miles south of the Minnesota state line in a very cold climate, points out that what worked for him might not be the best for every single farmer.

Wayne Fredericks, a corn and soybean farmer from Osage, Iowa, has been no-tilling soybeans since 1991 and strip-tilling corn since 2001. But ever since he tried using cover crops in 2012, he has been able to reduce his use of fertilizer by 30%.


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[Podcast] Aerial Seeding Tips With Andrew Moore

On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by SOURCE®? by Sound Agriculture, the Executive Director of the National Agricultural Aviation Association talks about working with pilots and being careful with drones.
On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by SOURCE®? by Sound Agriculture, the Executive Director of the National Agricultural Aviation Association talks about working with pilots and being careful with drones.
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[Podcast] John Wallace: Interseed Cover Crops Early Into Corn for Maximum Growth

On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by SOURCE®? by Sound Agriculture., Penn State's John Wallace discusses why the V4-V5 growth stage is the best time to put cover crops into standing corn. 
On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by SOURCE®? by Sound Agriculture., Penn State's John Wallace discusses why the V4-V5 growth stage is the best time to put cover crops into standing corn. 
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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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