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New Video Series Aims to Help Farmers Grow Small GrainsFor Release: February 8, 2017 Download PDF (79 kB) Nathan Anderson stands in a field of wheat on his farm. Contact: Nick Ohde | Research and Media Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected]
Sarah Carlson | Midwest Cover Crops Director | [...]
Field day will explore how farmers can make cover crops work on their land – Nov. 16, near NashuaFor Release: November 2, 2016 Download PDF (88 kB) NASHUA, Iowa — Adding cover crops to farmland can offer numerous benefits, from improving soil health and reducing weed pressure to improving the quality of water entering local [...]
Follow this link to see the spring 2014 webinar series sponsored by SARE and produced by the American Society of Agronomy.
Join Sarah Carlson, the Midwest Cover Crop Research Coordinator at PFI, for a cover crop webinar hosted by Iowa Learning Farms. She shared the research results from six finished projects and mentioned the design of a new project.
ILF-PFI-ISU Cover Crops/ Corn Production Field DayFor Release: August 6, 2013 Download PDF (102 kB) View Fullscreen
Practical Farmers of Iowa and NRCS will host a cover crop informational meeting Aug. 8, in Monona For Release: July 31, 2013 Download PDF (136 kB) View Fullscreen
Practical Farmers of Iowa and B and B Farm Store will host a cover crop informational meeting Aug. 8, in Independence For Release: July 30, 2013 Download PDF (137 kB) View Fullscreen
Iowa Learning Farms hosts field day in Decatur CountyFor Release: July 25, 2013 Download PDF (30 kB) View Fullscreen
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a soil health day July 30, in Albert City For Release: July 17, 2013 Download PDF (89 kB) View Fullscreen
This spring has presented challenging conditions for farmers hoping to plant corn and soybeans in Iowa and across much of the Midwest. Also, cover crops have become a popular choice for farmers looking to enhance soil health, improve soil structure, prevent erosion and reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loss on their farms. But many questions remain about which cover crop varieties to select and the practical management questions farmers must consider for all scenarios. Practical Farmers of Iowa along with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa/Iowa Certified Crop Advisers, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship invite you to learn and ask questions about how cover crops can successfully fit into prevented planting acres this year.