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Published 6 months ago
The 2019 edition of our “31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest” has ended. We received many great entries and want to thank everyone for their participation. As previously detailed, we will award three winners based on which entries have the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares. The first-place winner, who will receive a $200 gift card to Amazon, is the Accidental Agronomist from Annville, Pennsylvania... Stay tuned for more contests to come!...
Categories: Cover Crops
By Darren Chan
Published 9 months ago
The hyphae and other substance reproduced by trichoderma can be used as a cementing material to help soil build a stable granular structure, which is porous & full of nutrition... Secondly, trichoderma can improve the solubility of nutrient elements in soil, dissolve phosphorus & Potassium and other insoluble nutriments... And by stimulating the development of roots, it will be more efficient in absorbing nutrients from the soil... but also can use excessive salt to promote its own growth rate to reduce the salt in the rhizosphere microenvironment. As a result, the salinity of the rhizosphere microenvironment will decrease...
Published 1 years, 5 months ago
In Colombia, which is only an Associate Member of MERCOSUR farmers have found large concentrations of Rubidium. Rubidium has no known biological role but has a slight stimulative effect on metabolism, probably because rubidium is like potassium. The two elements are found together in minerals and soils, although potassium is much more abundant than rubidium... When stressed by a deficiency in potassium, some plants, such as sugar beat, will respond to the addition of rubidium... Rubidium is absorbed easily from the gut and becomes distributed by the body, but there is not site where it prefers to accumulate...
Published 1 years, 2 weeks ago
If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots... Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... The round bodies are spores, and the threadlike filaments are hyphae... And barring anything extreme that’s happened to your fields — such as mining or a toxic spill — your soils should already have AMF in it, says Miranda Hart, a soil microbial ecologist at the University of British Columbia. The way AMF works, Cahill explains, is that they grow inside the plant’s roots, and in exchange for sugar from the plant, the hyphae — the threadlike filaments of the fungi — capture water and nutrients in the soil for the plant...
Categories: Cover Crops
Published 7 months ago
Severe weather brings a host of potential challenges for farmers and ranchers. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and high volumes of chemicals on hand are just a few hazards that they face. Emergency preparednessWe’re passionate about emergency preparedness. We help our members deal with accidents, crises and disasters every day. We see firsthand the effects of these incidents on farm owners, their families, employees, customers, bottom lines, and often on their futures...
Good weed management practices include rotating herbicide modes of action and layering preemergence and postemergence herbicides with residual activity.
Published 1 years, 3 months ago
It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically. The initial ease and success of Roundup Ready technology may have caused some farmers to become lax with their weed management programs, which was ultimately a factor in the introduction of glyphosate-resistant weeds... As new herbicide and seed products, including dicamba and 2,4-D tolerant crops, are introduced, we can take learnings from the Roundup Ready era and develop smarter weed management programs...
Published 10 months ago
This is an unquestionably tough time to be a farmer... You hear the same advice all around during times like this: “The farmers who will survive and thrive during tough times are low-cost producers... Farmers are inundated with a number of questionable inputs and, during the toughest of times, it’s not hard to see areas where we can cut rates or cut out products completely... The input that I’m speaking of is the bedrock of all sound agronomy practices: lime. First, why do some farmers tend to neglect liming? A theory I have is that, if you neglect liming, the resulting effect is delayed...
By Tyler Davis
Published 1 month ago
Conservation easements have grown in popularity in recent years, partly due to the impactful tax benefits available to the donor. A conservation easement is a restriction on the use of land, voluntarily granted by the landowner to a conservation organization or to a government sponsored entity. The general rule for permanent conservation easement donations is that the property owner can take a charitable contribution tax deduction on their return for the difference in the fair market value of the land before the conservation easement and after the conservation easement. Currently, the donor can take a conservation easement charitable deduction of up to 50% of their taxable income in a given year. Should the value of the conservation easement charitable deduction exceed this taxable income threshold in the first year, the taxpayer can use the remaining deduction over a fifteen-year carryforward period (no carryback is allowed and the same 50% taxable income limit applies during the carryforward period)...
Published 1 years, 4 months ago
It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old... ” Increasing economic pressures means generational farming is no longer guaranteed... com/watch?v=UI_7FuLQ1vg The Intersection of Young and Experienced Farmers Still, the situation isn’t all that grim. The growing number of established farms having no heir apparent occurs just as numerous young, landless, would-be farmers face increasing land values...
Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Published 1 years, 3 months ago
It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... Jason Sarver, Extension Peanut Specialist for Mississippi State University, shared some trial work published by Dr... ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... And because peanuts are a legume, it’s discouraged from growing other legumes in rotation with them. But what about using a legume cover crop? Can you include a legume like crimson clover in a cover crop mix that will be seeded on a field that includes peanuts in the rotation?The answer is a little more complicated than just yes or no...