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Dan Crummett

Ahead of the Curve: Soil Microbes are Building Blocks of Soil Organic Matter

Cover crops and the need to leave residue in the field throughout the season may get even more important in farm management over the next several years as researchers are learning both provide nourishment for soil microbes — and those microbes are actually far more important to building soil organic matter than previously thought.
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Dan Crummett

Ahead of the Curve: Soil Microbes are Building Blocks of Soil Organic Matter

Cover crops and the need to leave residue in the field throughout the season may get even more important in farm management over the next several years as researchers are learning both provide nourishment for soil microbes — and those microbes are actually far more important to building soil organic matter than previously thought.
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Ahead of the Curve: Is Your Dealership Ready for Growing Use of Cover Crops?

While the use of cover crops is not new, interest in the benefits they can produce is growing. U.S. farmers are on track to plant cover crops in their normal rotations to the tune of more than 20 million acres by 2020. The interest in keeping something growing on fields year round is rooted in farmers’ search for increased yields, better management of natural rainfall, reduced soil erosion, boosting soil organic matter and better overall “soil health.”


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Dan Crummett

Ahead of the Curve: Is Your Dealership Ready for Growing Use of Cover Crops?

While the use of cover crops is not new, interest in the benefits they can produce is growing. U.S. farmers are on track to plant cover crops in their normal rotations to the tune of more than 20 million acres by 2020. The interest in keeping something growing on fields year round is rooted in farmers’ search for increased yields, better management of natural rainfall, reduced soil erosion, boosting soil organic matter and better overall “soil health.”
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Trimble Introduces New Connected Farm Field Platform

Mike Martinez with Trimble Agriculture, highlights some of the features on the new Connected Farm Field management platform. The system offers immediate access to field information for farmers, including planting, spraying and harvesting information. Also included is RainWave Contour map, allowing farmers to select acres and map accurate rainfall totals from one end of a field to the other. Farmers can then make informed decisions whether or not to perform field operations, based on conditions.
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