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“We have an infiltration problem, not a runoff problem.” This Ray Archuleta quote was much discussed on third and final installment in the American Society of Agronomy’s 2017 webinar series “Cover Crops – Looking Beyond the Basics.” The webinar, which took place on February 9, featured Anne Verhallen, a soil scientist from the Ontario Ministry of […]

March 21, 2017 


Perry-O and David Sliwa, of Sliwa Meadow Farm, will be hosting a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at their farm near Decorah. The focus is a unique one: northern pear cultivars, rootstocks and the Sliwas’ orchard management approach that seeks to mimic forest-edge ecology. (You can read […]

July 31, 2015 


Do you wonder how soil tests can be used to help improve your soil management? Learn the basics of two increasingly popular tests – the Haney and phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) soil tests – from soil microbiologist Lance Gunderson, including how the results are determined and how to interpret these results. Farmer and grazier Fred Abels will then describe how he’s used the Haney test on his farm to inform his management. They will both discuss the results of tests taken on Fred’s farm.

December 18, 2014