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Farmers are measuring the positive benefits of their conservation practices
Testing the quality of water as it leaves a farm field helps farmers and the USDA understand which conservation practices work best at preventing sediment and nutrient runoff. Farmers in several...
Check out these picturesque spring scenes from the country.
Reduce gully erosion in the field
It’s amazing to watch the power of water that flows after a heavy rain. In a field, it can carve out deep gullies and cause erosion. The most common areas are in draws between hills, and other...
Discussing cover crops with your tenant farmer may not be easy
Here’s a scenario that’s becoming a common issue: You own land and have a crop farmer renting it from you. You’d like to try cover crops on those acres for the value and many...
Capture nitrates before they go downstream
Many farmers install underground tiling systems to divert excess water off fields. Unfortunately, this water can also carry out nitrates, which can negatively impact downstream water. A relatively...
Extreme drought conditions create high nitrate levels in corn forages. This causes health problems in livestock, so have your corn tested before you feed it.
Radio interview source: Doug Shoup, Extension Crops and Soils Specialist, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Drought ruins pastures and...
Like with any job, you need the right tools to make hay.
This nostalgic breed fits right in on a modern farm where heritage values are a way of life.