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Discovery Farms Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant
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The Minnesota and Wisconsin Discovery Farms Programs have recently received a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service for “Developing Diagnostics to Improve Water Quality and Soil... Read More

Movement of Nutrients from Soil to Plants
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There are sixteen nutrients that are essential for plant growth and development.  Thirteen are absorbed by the roots.  After taken in by the roots, the nutrients move into the plant and are used for various... Read More

Post Flood and Fallow Syndrome in Corn
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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

Understanding the Basics of Water in Soils
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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

Spring Creek Farms – Farmer Field Day
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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


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