Does excess N ‘burn up’ soil OM?

My recent newsletter discussed farmers needing to calibrate their N rates to their particular crop sequences, etc. But is there a legitimate concern about soil OM not building as fast if too much N is applied? We sometimes hear (especially from the more...

Calibrate Your Fertilizer Needs!

See the color differences? A tip-off something is wrong. Tissue tests soon afterwards confirmed N deficiency. When doing your N calibration, make sure you’re applying early enough so that the crop never is deficient. This crop had already lost significant yield...

Palmer Pigweed Control

Cover crop overrun with Palmers. Good luck trying to control them in the following corn crop on this field! by Matt HagnySome farmers still seem to be a bit too relaxed yet in their approach to Palmer control. But this threat isn’t going to be easily overcome, like...

Be Careful What Rainbows You Chase

by Matt Hagny“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” —Flannery O’Connor, author (1925-1964)Am I dead wood? I certainly don’t think so, but some of the ‘New Age’ agriculturalists might be of that opinion of me—those who are putting cattle on...