Posted on 06/23/2017 at 12:00 AM by Iowa Corn
Summer is officially here and the field day calendar is full of events! Be sure to attend one in your area and learn about conservation and soil health. As scouting and spraying ramps up, make sure you’re following the pesticide label and avoiding drift. Farmers in the South are having major issues with dicamba drift, and Arkansas is considering banning the herbicide. Also be on the lookout for Palmer Amaranth in both cropped and non-cropped areas, like CRP.
The Stewardship Advocate program was launched last spring to provide you with valuable stewardship and conservation information that you can apply to your farm. Please consider filling out this survey to help us know how we can best inform you about these important topics. After this summer, we will only be sending the updates to those who have registered for the program, so be sure to sign up if you haven't already done so.
Doug Holliday of Adair County has found success with using cereal rye as a cover crop on his farm. He has found that the rye not only protects his soil, but is also is a great feed source for his cattle operation. Watch the video to learn more about his experience with cover crops.