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Here is an updated picture of what the jars of water and sediment looked like 10 days after sitting on Gary’s window sill with no agitation. Its a rough life for aquatic life under these conditions. 

December 22, 2015 

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Farmers today can be bombarded with soil test results, but without proper context or interpretation, a plan to act on these results is difficult to decide upon. The Haney Test takes a novel approach to determine fertilizer recommendations while considering soil microbial activity and carbon and nitrogen concentration. Soil microbial ecologist Sarah Hargreaves will address how soil microbial activity translates into nutrient turnover and what this means for a farmer. Farmer Paul Ackley will explain how he’s been using the Haney Test results to reduce his fertilizer rates and maintain crop yields.

December 2, 2015 

FARMINAR

David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, spoke on the Iowa State University campus on Monday evening (September 23rd), the keynote lecture of this year’s John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture.  Dr. Montgomery’s book, published in 2007, is as relevant today as it was then and is especially appropriate for Iowa, where agriculture is […]

September 27, 2013 

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Learn about soil health and cover crops at a Verity Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa field day September 11, near Orange City For Release: September 6, 2013 Download PDF (134 kB) View Fullscreen

September 6, 2013 

NEWS RELEASE

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

July 17, 2013 

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Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host free field day on cover crops for feed, soil and nutrient management March 21 in Welton For Release: March 8, 2013 Download PDF (113 kB) View Fullscreen

March 8, 2013 

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Learn new techniques, whole-farm approach to drought-proof your farm Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at Maharishi University in Fairfield For Release: November 16, 2012 Download PDF (130 kB) View Fullscreen

November 16, 2012 

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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

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

Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day: Completing the Cycle—Soil Health to Finished AnimalFor Release: August 10, 2009 Download PDF (243 kB) View Fullscreen

August 10, 2009 

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