Posted on March 3, 2017 by rhallberg
in Southeast Farm Press
Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. However, there have been few organized opportunities for farmers to make their voices heard and to share their experiences in managing herbicide-resistant weeds.
This is changing with a series of seven regional listening sessions sponsored by the Weed Science Society of America, the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Farmers across the nation are being invited to share their challenges, successes and opinions. Continue reading
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Posted on March 2, 2017 by rhallberg
In Southwest Farm Press
A cover crop used in conjunction with a conservation tillage system may help conserve soil and improve soil health, fertility, water quality, weed/disease/pest control, biodiversity, and wildlife habitat.
But it requires “educated management decisions,” says Paul DeLaune, Texas AgriLife Research agronomist at Vernon, Texas. He discussed ongoing cover crop research on the Texas Rolling Plains during the Red River Crops Conference. Continue reading
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Posted on January 5, 2017 by rhallberg
This webinar on cover crop management is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology, National Technology Support Centers
When: Feb 14, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern Continue reading
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Posted on December 2, 2016 by rhallberg
In Delta Farm Press
Farmers from Arkansas and surrounding states will attend the Southern Agricultural Cover Crops, Soil Health and Water Management Conference Dec. 13-14 being held at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
The conference, co-sponsored by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, is designed to help farmers learn how to successfully adopt a cover crop management system and improve soil health and water management on their operations. Continue reading
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Posted on November 28, 2016 by rhallberg
by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife
Just as lentils add variety to a soup, Dr. Emi Kimura believes they could add variety to the crop options for wheat producers in the Rolling Plains.
Lentils are legumes that grow in pods on a bushy plant, and as a legume, they are high in nitrogen, which would be beneficial for the following wheat crop, Kimura, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Vernon, said. Continue reading
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Posted on November 1, 2016 by rhallberg
by South Dakota State University
Although many landowners may not give much thought to weed control as a soil health measure, Gared Shaffer, SDSU Extension Weeds Field Specialist said the two go hand-in-hand.
“The same management practices which increase soil health, like planting cover crops or a diverse cash crop rotation, also can be deterrent to weeds,” Shaffer explained. With the rise of herbicide resistant weeds not just on the horizon but in your fields, farmers want answers. Most have turned to a new herbicide in the past. Continue reading
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Posted on August 5, 2016 by rhallberg
By Josh Fuder, University of Georgia
Buckwheat adds nitrogen to garden plots, produces beautiful flowers and delicious pancakes.
Each year I start my garden with grand visions of endless bounty. Something happens around the first part of July, though. Continue reading
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