Maintaining High Yields

Maintaining High Yields With Cover Crops and Conservation

Kurtis KadolphSaturday, June 22 | 10 a.m.-Noon


25819 M Ave. | Hubbard, IA 50122


Kurtis & Kathy Kadolph and Al Kadolph


  • John Gilbert – Gibralter Farm and Southfork Watershed Alliance
  • Melissa Miller – Southfork Watershed Alliance


Kurtis Kadolph and his father, Al, farm 700 acres of no-till corn and soybeans in Hardin County, Iowa, where Al is working to transition farming operations to Kurtis. They use cover crops on all their acres with the goal of improving weed control and building soil health. They also work to maintain high yields and profitability with cover crops – and through the edge-of-field conservation practices. Besides using no-till, these practices include grass waterways, terraces, buffer strips and pollinator habitat to control erosion and promote biodiversity. Al and Kurtis look forward to showing their conservation efforts and sharing how they manage their multi-species cover crop.


Lunch will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Using cover crops to increase soil biology and organic matter
  • A cover crop mix of brassicas, cereal rye and camelina ahead of a corn crop
  • A cover crop mix of cereal rye, rapeseed and camelina ahead of soybeans
  • No-till corn-on-corn and corn-on-soybeans with use of a cover crop
  • Edge-of-field conservation practices
  • Equipment including a Case IH Precision 550T no-till drill and Case IH 2150 planter set-up for no-till into cover crops with in-furrow starter fertilizer


  •  ADM re:generations
  • Center for Rural Affairs
  • Innovative Ag Service
  • Iowa Soybean Association Research Center for Farming Innovation