Sustainable Partners
Thu Jan 29, 2015 06:29 PM CST

Farmers active in a new, five-year initiative to improve soil health are becoming part detective, part economist, part environmentalist and part publicist, said Nick Goeser, soil health and sustainability manager, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).

"We're trying to set up a demonstration network so that farmers can learn from other farmers what's working and what's not working in their individual efforts to adopt economically sound conservation practices," Goeser said. "The top three conservation practices that we're currently examining are cover crops, conservation tillage and prescription nutrient management."

The NCGA launched its Soil Health ...

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