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Ever wondered about terminating a cover crop without using herbicides or tillage? Rolling a cover crop (or roll-crimping) may be something for you to think about. Three PFI members share their experience with using this technique in the article “Rolling Cover Crops” in the March issue of Wallaces Farmer. When done correctly (more on this in […]

March 17, 2016 

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At the Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference last month, we held a session on terminating cover crops with rolling equipment. This session featured three farmers (Doug Alert, Dave Schmidt & Francis Thicke) sharing their experiences with rolling a cover crop from the 2015 growing season. Rolling a cover crop is not a common technique for terminating cover […]

February 10, 2016 

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Learn ways to cut on-farm energy costs with renewable systems at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day Sept. 14, near Fairfield For Release: September 4, 2013 Download PDF (139 kB) View Fullscreen

September 4, 2013 

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Comparison of Soil Quality Indicators among Different Farming Systems – Final Report Project timeline: 2009 – 2011 Published: March 14, 2012 Download PDF (487 kB) View Fullscreen

March 14, 2012 

RESEARCH REPORT

Fairfield farmers receive 2012 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year AwardFor Release: February 27, 2012 Download PDF (74 kB) View Fullscreen

February 27, 2012 

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Comparison of steady-state water-infiltration rates among farming systems – Final report Project timeline: 2009 – 2011 Published: February 1, 2012 Download PDF (946 kB) View Fullscreen

February 1, 2012 

RESEARCH REPORT

Fairfield Dairy Farmers Hold Field Day to Explore Replacing Fossil Fuels with Renewable Energy, August 27For Release: August 17, 2011 Download PDF (325 kB) View Fullscreen

August 17, 2011 

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Comparison of Steady State Water Infiltration Rates Among Farming Systems Project timeline: 2009 – 2011 Published: February 8, 2011 Download PDF (572 kB) View Fullscreen

February 8, 2011 

RESEARCH REPORT

Soil Quality Indicators Among Different Farming Systems Project timeline: 2009 – 2011 Published: February 4, 2011 Download PDF (680 kB) View Fullscreen

February 4, 2011 

RESEARCH REPORT

Iowa Organic Conference Marks 9th YearFor Release: December 4, 2009 Download PDF (242 kB) View Fullscreen

December 4, 2009 

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