Manage Your Field Data in FieldIQ

Precision agriculture has revolutionized farming. Technological advances coupled with better tools and more available data allows farmers..

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3 Things You’ll Experience When Using Good Precision Ag..

Precision farming helps you maximize resources and improve your farming operation’s bottom line. When margins are tight, every dollar you..

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Why Do I Need Cover Crops?

Planting cover crops like legumes, grasses, brassicas, buckwheat, and others can help your farm enterprise thrive in many ways. Working t..

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What Is FieldIQ?

FieldIQ™ is a powerful GIS software with an intuitive user interface that makes entering and managing data from multiple sources simple a..

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Improving Your Soil Health and Profitability

If landowners and farmers had endless supplies of money, achieving good soil health would be easy. Improving soil health in a profitable ..

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Why Should I Partner with a Soil Consultant?

One of the many factors that contribute to running a productive, successful farm is the soil. Partnering with an expert soil consultant i..

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How Soil Microbes Can Improve Productivity

Successful, productive farming is a constant balancing act. Even below the surface, the composition of your soil is a big factor in the h..

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Microorganisms: The Engine That Drives Your Crop-Growing..

Successful farming depends on successful crop management, starting with the smallest building blocks. Microorganisms drive the crop growi..

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Soil Factors to Consider When Selecting Cover Crops

Modern Use of Cover Crops

One of the most controversial and politically abrasive topics that I have known in my entire career is this “ne..

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Why Would You Consider Annual Data Collection?

Many times throughout my career, I have been asked to answer the question, “Why should farmers consider annual soil data collection?” I g..

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How Do I Use Base Saturations to Benefit My Soil?

There are a few competing philosophies concerning soil chemistry and interpreting soil test values. These include the “build up and maint..

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How GIS Services Improve the Use of Soil Inputs

Computer data gathering and analysis can help improve many aspects of the world around us, including the efficiency and success of your f..

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Never Say Never About Soil Management

Many years ago, I attended a conference that included a presentation from a well known professor from a large Midwestern university. He m..

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How Should I Prioritize Changes in Soil Health?

Soil health” has become a buzzword in recent years. Generally speaking, soil health refers to three main types of characteristics: physi..

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The Most Valuable Tools for Sustainable Land Management

Sustainable land management is a strategy to maximize the long-term productivity and resilience of land. To be most effective, such a str..

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How Often Should I Test My Soil? Part 2

In the previous article in our “How often should I test my soil?” series, we gave a brief history of soil testing and how it has been..

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Have You Scheduled Your Spring Soil Health Check-Up?

 

Consistent Soil Health Check-Upsaka annual soil testing and the resulting soil data analysis, provide you with vital inform..
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How Often Should I Test My Soil?

Many times through the years, I have explained the history of soil testing in agriculture and its evolution as an approved farming practi..

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To Till or Not to Till: Is That a Question?

Tillage practices have changed.

I remember a time—when I was much younger—when moldboard plows were considered a must-have tool for every..

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Why Do I Have to Go Broke Trying to Feed the World?

In the world of agriculture, and especially in commodity crops, farmers have always wanted to grow as much as they possibly can. It is in..

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Soil Sampling: More Than Meets the Eye

The most important aspect of attaining soil data that is correct and usable is to first take quality soil samples. Soil sampling is a com..

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Economics and Soil Health

When considering soil health and fertility, there are different schools of thought on how to best manage soil and keep it productive. One..

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Sampling & Mapping: Know Your Soil to Grow Your Yield

How Are Samples Chosen?

Have you ever been involved in a survey? Those phone calls in the middle of your evening at home asking you to an..

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Soil Health Factors to Consider When Planning for Next Year

The guiding principle of soil health is that it’s a process, not an event. Whatever issues you encounter this year, it’s important to rem..

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The Greatest Lie Ever Told in Agriculture

For most of my life, I have heard this claim anytime it gets dry in June. It seems to be a pervasive belief, repeated across the Midwest ..

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Soil and Plant Health: Evaluating Your Nutrient Management..

Improving soil health in a profitable way is a challenging task. If landowners and farmers had endless supplies of money, achieving good ..

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Why DIY Field Research?

Product Overload

Over the last dozen years or so, the number of new agronomic products like specialty fertilizers, additives, enhancers, ..

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Optimal Soil Health: Just What the Doctor Ordered

If you think about it, soil is much like the human body. Nutrients for the soil, which are necessary for plant health, come from fertiliz..

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Soil and Plant Health in Trying Times | SoilRight

Surviving Trying Times in Agriculture

I am a product of the 1980s. I grew up in the rather mild agricultural times of the 70s. 1980 arriv..

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Soil and Plant Health—Do Fungicides Work? | SoilRight

One of the questions I have been asked most often in recent years in regards to soil and plant health concerns the use of fungicides. The..

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Soil Sampling: Because Measurements are Better than Guesses

Fertilizer can be one of your largest per-acre expenses. Too many operations make fertilizer decisions based on four-year-old data or cro..

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What Is Soil Health Management & Why Is It Important? |..

One of the most recent buzz phrases going around agriculture is the term “soil health.” Many involved in agriculture, from input supplie..

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Soil Sampling Defined – Discover Your Land’s Elemental..

Throughout the history of the agricultural studies, there has been an emphasis on applying the same scientific methods that are also used..

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What is Grid Soil Sampling? A Deeper Look

For many decades soil sampling for agriculture has been considered an approved practice. With the vast expanse of where crops are grown ..

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Why Use Zone Sampling to Improve Overall Soil Health?

When soil sampling is combined with zone sampling techniques, you are presented with delineating areas of difference from each other befo..

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Benefits of Soil Consultants: Choosing an Independent..

One of the most under serviced occupations in agriculture around the world is the career of the independent agronomic consultant. In the ..

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