Producer Jesse Hall spent several years at SDSU working alongside researchers exploring soil health. Hear how one particular study opened his eyes about the benefits of livestock integration and why he decided to incorporate them in his operation.
Avoiding Sidewall Compaction (Hall 4/6)
‘Sidewall compaction’ is a term many may be unfamiliar with, but it can have dire effects on a producer’s yield. Sidewall compaction is the result of poor soil structure. It happens when planting occurs in wet, degraded soils that have often been subjected to tillage. This compaction prevents the roots from growing outward and the…
Utilizing Multispecies Cover Crops (Hall 3/6)
‘No-tilling beans into rye, you can’t believe the difference between that and going into straight corn stubble.’
The Benefits of Crop Rotation (Hall 2/6)
‘Within a three-year span my soybean yields probably went up 3-5 bushels an acre and corn 10-2. That’s been pretty consistent.’ The reason? Find out in our second video featuring Jesse Hall!
Improving Soil Structure Nature’s Way (Hall 1/6)
One of the first principles of soil health is to minimize disturbance. But why? One of the biggest reasons: soil structure! Hear how improved soil structure has helped producer Jesse Hall take his operation to the next level
New Six-Part Series on Soil Health w/ Jesse Hall
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Jesse Hall is a farmer out of Arlington, South Dakota that’s shifted his whole operation towards soil health. Check out this promo for our six-part series featuring Jesse that covers all things, from livestock integration, to economics, from small grains to cash crops and everything in between.
Building Organic Matter and Soil Resiliency (Stiefvater 3/3)
Soil health: Mother Nature’s way of growing healthy crops! ‘Since about 1988 we look back at the soil tests and we’ve just about doubled the organic matter level.’ Special thanks to Practical Farmers of Iowa for contributing footage and Jack Boyer and Fred Abels for lending their fields!
Sustainable Farming in Extreme Conditions (Stiefvater 2/3)
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Even if a farmer does everything right, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. When we farm conventionally, these extreme weather conditions can often lead to a complete crop failure. But when we incorporate soil health principles, we start to conserve available nutrients and water and protect our soils against erosion. All of this leads to a…
Why Make the Change to Soil Health (Stiefvater 1/3)
Kurt Stiefvater has been farming in Salem, South Dakota for 35 years. He’s been declared a leader and visionary by the Farm Credit Services of America who included him in their 100 Fresh Perspectives in Agriculture. We sat down with Kurt and his wife Kathy to hear their story, how they manage their operation and…
Extended Rotations, Cover Crops And A Change In Perspective (Dagel 4/4)
“We’ve sparked a lot of curiosity. People are interested in what we’re doing [and] when I’m working with land owners I just tell them what they’re gaining for their land. It’s going to be in a better condition based on extended rotations and cover crops.” Check out the final video in our four-part series with…
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