11-20-2014 – Building Biodiversity in Midwest Corn and Soybean Rotation

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Topic Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 p.m. CDT (Central Daylight Time)

Building Biodiversity in Midwest Corn and Soybean Rotation

Guest Speakers are T.J. Kartes, Larry Acker and David Widman, ProfitProAG’s Consultant

T.J. Kartes, cover crop specialist from Blooming Prairie, MN, will talk about cover crops and adding a third crop into the rotation. The key objective of expanding your crop rotation to three or more crops is to build soil biodiversity and organic matter. Cover crops can also speed up improved soil biodiversity and health. Seeding multispecies cover crops in corn and soybeans in the fall, and behind a cereal crop, can rapidly improve biodiversity, soil bio-active carbon, water infiltration and nutrient balance/cycling.

Weather and Market Trends

What impact has the present weather had on commodity prices for the end of 2014 and 2015? Larry Acker, climatologist from Polo, Illinois, will review current trends in the weather and market commodities.

Variable Rate Application for Bioaugmented Manure

David Widman, ProfitProAG Consultant, will discuss the latest “hot technology” on variable rate application. Basically, it means that a precise amount of soil amendments can be applied to an exact location, which is determined by either a yield map or grid soil test. The data is then downloaded into a program used by the application equipment, which designates various rates, in the appropriate amounts, at selected field sites.

Learn how the WEATHER has IMPACTED COMMODITY PRICES with this FREE Teleconference


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