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Montana Soil Health Symposium: 2020 Vision & Beyond

By   /  February 4, 2020  /    /  No Comments

SWCDM and Montana NRCS are hosting the Montana Soil Health Symposium on February 4 & 5 in Billings. The 2020: Vision and Beyond Symposium will feature leaders in regenerative agriculture, and discussions with producers about their experience implementing soil health practices. Breakout sessions will include producer panels and presentations on winter grazing, cover crops, intercropping, […]

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Life and Soil Minerals

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Life and Soil Minerals

Since the beginning¬†of agriculture, successful farming has meant the extraction of minerals from soil as plants grow. A relatively small world population and a vast agricultural frontier made this seem a problem of minor consideration and until relatively recently, Planet Earth seemed infinite! However, today many health professionals agree that even human health relates to […]

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Science backs profits from grazing cover crops

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Science backs profits from grazing cover crops

Cover crop profits range from $200-400/acre, depending on the crop Jeff Rasawehr plants. When he grazes those cover crops, he makes even bigger profits, and some scientists in Georgia back that up. Jeff has some suggestions for them, too!

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You Can Leave the Rototiller in the Barn Next Spring If You Start Planning Now

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on You Can Leave the Rototiller in the Barn Next Spring If You Start Planning Now

Whether you’re planting for customers, or just for you and your family, here’s how you can get the soil benefits of growing no-till veggies.

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The Importance of Residue for Healthy Pastures

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on The Importance of Residue for Healthy Pastures

Want all that moisture to stay in your pasture? Make sure you protect the soil by leaving plenty of residue.

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