Recent research has identified how crop rotation in Wisconsin can influence labile pools of C and N. In-short, on Mollisols of southern Wisconsin, big changes in management are required to increase these labile pools. Kalyn Diederich’s (MS Soil Science & … Continue reading
Reprinted from AgWaterExchange (http://agwaterexchange.com/2017/06/12/can-get-clover-cover-crops-planted-fields/) Legume cover crops, such as red, berseem, and crimson clover, are cover crops that have the clearest short term economic benefit to farmers by supplying nitrogen (N). These plants are rich in N (i.e. have a … Continue reading
Interested in hearing more about efficient cropping system management? Then head over to the Wisconsin Dells for the 4th Annual UW Discovery Farms Winter Conference. To register, go to http://www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org/Education/2015WinterConference.aspx.
On January 12 – 14, 2016 the agribusiness industries of Wisconsin will come together at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for the Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Agri-Industry Showcase. With over 40 educational sessions, 100,000 square feet of agricultural … Continue reading
Interested in what Discovery Farms has been up to this summer? Check out the fact sheet to learn more about how Discovery Farms is communicating science, as well as progress on the Nitrogen Use Efficiency Project and Watersheds. The full … Continue reading
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For farmers interested in planting cover crops for erosion, nutrient, and soil health benefits, getting cover crops established in the corn or soybean phases of their crop rotation can be difficult. Drill seeding cover crops when corn is in the mid-vegetive growth … Continue reading
Four research talks and one poster from the 2014 ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting are available for viewing online. The research addresses the effect cover crops, manure application, and crop rotation on carbon, nitrogen, and water cycling and storage. Building resilience: Effect of … Continue reading
Two of Dr. Ruark’s presentations on nutrient cycling and cover crops are now available online. The first was as part of Minnesota’s Crop Nutrient Management Conference (February 9, 2015 in Mankato, MN). Power points are available on the Minnesota Agricultural Water … Continue reading
Dr. Sarah Collier, a postdoctoral researcher in the Ruark Lab made the cover of the Wisconsin State Journal, which covered the greenhouse gas tour at the 2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day at the Arlington Research Station. The complete article can be … Continue reading