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2014-02-18 08:24:22

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and the American Society of Agronomy are hosting a four-part webinar series in March to educate agricultural producers and others on the benefits of using cover crops to reduce the cost of farming, improve soil health and reduce runoff from farm fields. The one-hour webinars will be held on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 starting at 1:00 EST. "Agricultural producers are rediscovering the benefits of planting cover...

2014-02-14 16:22:22

Comprehensive test helps save growers money on unneeded fertilization while evaluating soil health. MT. VERNON, Maine, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, labs can test soil health more accurately with a new Soil Health Nutrient Toolbox from Woods End Laboratories in Mt. Vernon, Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140214/CG65929LOGO "Years of research have led to this new way of testing soil," Woods End Founder William Brinton, Ph.D., said. "Three labs are offering the...

2014-01-17 16:22:15

LITITZ, Pa., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cover Crop Solutions LLC, a leading cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, announces Dr. Tracy Blackmer has been named the company's Director of Research. Dr. Blackmer will lead cover crop, soil health and related scientific research projects throughout the Midwest, as well as other parts of North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/PH48551LOGO ) Dr. Blackmer's professional background includes...

2014-01-09 12:22:21

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today invited Illinois farmers to attend one of three upcoming Conservation Cropping Seminars sponsored by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, AFT and other partners to learn more about conservation tillage and other practices that will help make their farms more efficient, said Michael Baise, Midwest Director of AFT. The seminars will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on-- -- January 28: Civic Center,...

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance. The issue stems from the fact that while weed management has seen much progress, it has become expensive and poses various environmental issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper...

2013-11-15 23:03:54

A study featured in Weed Science presents results of field experiments looking at post-dispersal seed loss of five of the most problematic weeds. The authors saw a natural reduction in the percentage of active seedbank, and suggest that practicing certain techniques could provide sustainable weed management. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Weed Science – An important component of managing weeds in field crops is preventing the seeds released by weeds each autumn from becoming...

2013-02-11 14:45:34

Organic matter is important for soil health and crop productivity. While an indicator of soil quality, a lot of organic matter is in extremely stable forms, and the nutrients in such forms are difficult for plants to use. The active, labile fraction, however, is a modest but important part of the organic matter. "The labile fraction is small — usually less than 20 or even 10 percent, depending on how you define it," explains Steve Culman, lead author of a study published online Feb....


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Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

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