‘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
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!
SD Cropcast 04: Agronomist Kurt Dagel
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…
The Most Powerful Question in Agriculture
What does Mother Nature want? As farmers, we do a lot to fight her. If the soil is hard, we till it. If our crops have weeds, we spray them. If the land doesn’t have the right amount of nutrients, we inject them. This has been the way to farm for the past 50 years….
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…
Increasing Organic Matter, Reducing Costs (Dagel 3/4)
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Transformation with Cover Crops (Dagel 2/4)
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