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Fine-tune Oat Seeding Rate for Spring Planting

April 4, 2016, 9:50 am | Margaret Smith

New research from Iowa State University shows that farmers should use the same level of management for small grains as they do when managing corn or soybeans. By using seed counts per acre when planting, instead of a “by the bushel” rate calculation, farmers can receive both yield and financial benefits.


Publications Explain Combining Cover Crops, Strip-Tillage in Vegetable Production

July 22, 2015, 2:23 pm | Ajay Nair

Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.