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  • Iowa Takes Proactive Approach to Water Quality

    Iowa Takes Proactive Approach to Water Quality

    For farmers across the country, issues surrounding water quality are front and center. Many states are doing this well, and Iowa was among the first. At times, it may seem there are more questions and criticisms surrounding water quality than there are answers and solutions. So how can farmers manage nutrient runoff into waterways while also protecting their profitability?

    Preserve
  • Together, Let's Ask "Why?"

    Together, Let's Ask "Why?"

    Farmers regularly ask and answer a series of questions in order to meet the demands of their operations.

    Groundswell
  • Adding Nodules: The True Power of an Inoculant

    Adding Nodules: The True Power of an Inoculant

    Some schools of thought say that selecting what seed to plant is the most important decision farmers make all year.

    Lab + Field
  • GroundWork - What's in a Name?

    GroundWork - What's in a Name?

    Why did we choose to name this space “GroundWork™?” Because we’re starting with the fundamentals. We’re focused on the most essential, critical and indispensable of our daily decisions on the farm – not to twist any tongues, but it’s the groundwork to our literal ground work, necessary to produce every successful crop and support on-farm productivity.

    Groundswell
  • Central Valley Ag Starts with Nitrogen to Address Water Quality

    Central Valley Ag Starts with Nitrogen to Address Water Quality

    We sat down with Mike Zwingman of Central Valley Ag recently to talk about his work at CVA and the challenges his customers face with managing nitrogen nutrition in their crops, both for improved performance and environmental impact.

    Preserve
  • Keeping P in its Place

    Keeping P in its Place

    The potential for nutrients to move from farm fields to waterways is under scrutiny by the American public, as well as by federal and state regulators. However, environmental consciousness among farmers remains high and is increasing, particularly where phosphorus (P) is concerned.

    Preserve
  • The Many Intricacies of Managing Phosphorus

    The Many Intricacies of Managing Phosphorus

    Phosphorus + micronutrients = well-balanced nutrient management. But, there are many intricacies involved with managing phosphorus (P) for optimum crop uptake and increased return on investment.

    Lab + Field
  • Your Manure Is Crap

    Your Manure Is Crap

    If your livestock manure isn't paying you back in dividends, then it's just a load of crap. Developing a manure management strategy can have practical benefits for your operation.

    Implement
  • ROI: Running the Numbers on Profitability

    ROI: Running the Numbers on Profitability

    Seeds are planted. Crops are harvested. Money comes in and money goes out. It's the terrestrial rhythm of a farming enterprise. At the end of the day, you want and need more of that coinage to wind up in your hands than leaves them.

    Lab + Field
  • How Zinc Impacts Wheat Production

    How Zinc Impacts Wheat Production

    A field may have been tested, managed and treated to meet a wheat crop's macronutrient needs (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and water) but micronutrient deficiency can prevent the crop from reaching its full yield potential.

    Implement