New conservation virtual field days announced for week of April 19th
There was one webinar announced during the week of April 12. For more information about recently announced field days, visit here.
April 21 | Benefits of Organic Farming in Terms of Soil and Water Quality
Dr. Kathleen Delate, professor in the departments of agronomy and horticulture at Iowa State University, will share research results that show greater soil and water quality benefits in organic systems with longer crop rotations, when compared to conventional corn-soybean rotations. Small grains and perennial legume species, like alfalfa, are integral to supporting greater soil microbial populations and aggregate stability. Certified organic production requires the use of slower-release forms of nitrogen, which are associated with less nitrate loading and improved water quality.
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