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June 27, 2017
To some, organic agriculture is unquestionably good for the soil because of the soil-building practices it employs, such as cover crops and diversified rotations. Yet, organic farmers are also “abso...
June 1, 2017
In the inland Pacific Northwest USA (PNW), dryland cropping systems are dominated by wheat. In Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, more than 6 million ac are in dryland production in regions that average l...
June 1, 2017
By Kris Ehler, CCA, Champaign, IL...
June 1, 2017
In a world swimming in data and telematics, a new mobile app can help CCAs add a personal touch in crop consulting....
May 19, 2017
Eutrophication of surface waters is a concern from the Northeast and Ohio to Texas and Oklahoma and everywhere in between. Phosphorus (P) losses from agricultural practices are often identified as a s...
May 19, 2017
You might need a doctor for your physical aches and pains. But what about your soils and crops? The 2017 International Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year, Lee Briese, has a few thoughts. And since he also...
May 19, 2017
As CCAs, our role in evaluating crop status in the field, including plant health and nutrition, pest populations and damage, and results of pesticide applications, is essential to the services we prov...
May 19, 2017
Missouri—Black Gold Farms, Regional Agronomy Manager. Black Gold Farms has an exciting new opportunity available for a Regional Agronomy Manager. This position has been created to support the expand...
May 19, 2017
Farmers use “green manure” to protect soil, fix nitrogen, and scavenge nutrients when cash crops are not present. These cover crops can also reduce weeds and act as a mulch for cash crops in no-ti...
May 19, 2017
Forage fields in the northeastern U.S. contain mixtures of alfalfa and grass. Farmers need to know the amount of grass in the fields because the composition of the feed affects dairy cow nutrition and...