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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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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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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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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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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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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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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