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Study: “Increasing Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability and Environmental Health”

This link is to a very rigorous study¬†spearheaded by USDA and university researchers in Iowa on the Marsden Farm. The publication itself is quite lengthy and I have yet to read/study all parts of it but the abstract and conclusions … Continue reading

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Soil Health And Dealing With Drought

This summer’s drought is really hurting and it’s bringing home pretty poignant points about how we manage our soils. The following pics were sent in email from Ray Archuleta to several folks. They show corn on Iowa soils that have … Continue reading

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Planting Rye Cover Crop To Increase Water Holding Capacity

Interesting article here detailing how an Iowa farmer uses a Rye dominated cover crop to increase AWC (via organic matter). It’s a good article but there are a couple of misleading points, at least I thought so. One was that … Continue reading

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