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COMET Farm Online Tool by USDA

This looks a like a really interesting and powerful tool. It’s purpose, in a nutshell, is to help producers understand and manage their operation to maximize carbon sequestration (and building soil health) and minimize energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading

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Soil Management – A Shift In The Modern Paradigm

We’re just rolling along into summer and everyone is busy as usual this time of year. I’m not going to post much here in these next 3 months or so but I wanted to get this one out there. I’ve … Continue reading

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Planning to Plant Into CRP In 2013? Consider Sunflowers!

The following article points out some interesting benefits of planting to sunflowers in former CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) land in the U.S. It’s on page 12 of the digital version. Pay special attention to the part covering tillage. If your … Continue reading

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No-Till Farmers work Less for More Yield

More on the ground evidence against conventional tillage. There are a couple of minor technical flaws in the article regarding the soil microbes but we’ll let that slide.  😉 The point is well made and well taken.

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Cover Crops Gaining Ground at Ohio Conference

If I was a little closer to Ohio I might consider spending a little cash on the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Sounds like the cover crop concept is getting more and more “air time”. Hopefully we can get this … Continue reading

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