Farming

Seed To Soil Contact in No-Till Fields

Seed To Soil Contact in No-Till Fields

No-till farming creates an improved soil environment that is rich with biological activity all year long, but it also adds a blanket of residue that can make planting a challenge at times. Lee shows us what is happening underneath his layer of residue and discusses technique for ensuring seed to soil contact in a no-till environment.

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Biologicals to Make P&K More Available

Biologicals to Make P&K More Available

Fertilizer prices are doubling from last crop season as overall Ag input prices are increasing. Savvy farmers understand the need to squeeze every penny out of their input dollars. Biological products like TitanXC — a fertilizer coating — do just that by making phosphorous and potassium more available for crops. Studies show that as much as 60% of your phosphorous goes un-utilized. Can you afford to let that much of your purchase go unused? Brian and Steve from Agricen join Iowa producer Kelly Garrett to discuss the science and the financial return.

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Cutting The Curve: 21st Century Soil Sampling

Cutting The Curve: 21st Century Soil Sampling

Soil is the most important resource in production agriculture. How you manage it determines your farm’s long term success. Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting joins Matt Miles of Miles Farms to discuss their 21st century approach to monitoring, measuring, and managing their farm’s precious soil resource.

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Soil pH at Varying Depths

Soil pH at Varying Depths

Last week we had a call with Jason Schley from Next Level Ag in South Dakota. We were looking at some soil samples we pulled a few weeks ago; they ran them through their lab and learned a lot of information, including a few things we hadn’t seen before. One of the questions that came up in that call was “what is our soil pH at varying depths?”

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Field Report: Kelly Garrett Practices Regenerative Agriculture

Field Report: Kelly Garrett Practices Regenerative Agriculture

Kelly Garrett talks about the steps he takes toward more sustainable farming through regenerative agriculture on his western Iowa farm.

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