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2016 has been a year filled with heavy rains that has caused many acres to be flooded out, destroying the crop or preventing planting. If another crop was not planted and/or the areas kept clean... Read More
In much of the world, water is the most limiting factor that affects crop plant growth. In Minnesota, the challenge is to manage crop production where relatively small amounts are held by the sandy soils.... Read More
On July 20, Discovery Farms Minnesota & UW Discovery Farms held a farmer field day at Spring Creek Farms, a 1,400-acre soybean and corn operation in Chisago County near the St. Croix River. Spring Creek... Read More
Nitrogen inputs are essential for optimum corn production. This essential nutrient can be supplied from: 1) soil organic matter, 2) a previous legume crop, 3) livestock manure, and, 4) commercial fertilizers. Nitrogen in soils is... Read More
On July 20th Discovery Farms Minnesota and Chisago County SWCD will host a free farm field day featuring a farm with a long history of no-till practices. This event will allow farmers with similar challenges... Read More
Farmers and farmland owners have long recognized that tile drainage is essential to early season planting and increased crop yields on lands that lack adequate natural drainage. Many farmers also refer to the “sponge effect”,... Read More
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