Many times through the years, I have explained the history of soil testing in agriculture and its evolution as an approved farming practi..
I remember a time—when I was much younger—when moldboard plows were considered a must-have tool for every..
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..
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..
Have you ever been involved in a survey? Those phone calls in the middle of your evening at home asking you to an..
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..
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 ..
Improving soil health in a profitable way is a challenging task. If landowners and farmers had endless supplies of money, achieving good ..
Over the last dozen years or so, the number of new agronomic products like specialty fertilizers, additives, enhancers, ..
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..
I am a product of the 1980s. I grew up in the rather mild agricultural times of the 70s. 1980 arriv..
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..
Fertilizer can be one of your largest per-acre expenses. Too many operations make fertilizer decisions based on four-year-old data or cro..