With harvest around the corner, inside you’ll find innovative farmers sharing timely information about how they are improving soil and water quality – plus overcoming challenges – with cover crops and strip-till.
This issue explores how farmers and retailers are teaming up to reduce nitrate loss, using the Sustain program to make multiple nitrogen applications to corn at the right times. Another story examines 15 years of water quality research in the Racoon River (Iowa) watershed, shedding light on how buried soybean residue can leak nitrates into tile water. Also check out the growing problem caused by resistant Palmer Amaranth and waterhemp. Plus, don’t miss advice from our columnists: David Kohl, Ed Usset and Dan Frieberg.
The Ag Data Conference (page 30)
Following Thanksgiving this year, plan a trip to eastern Iowa for an exciting new event focused on farmer data problems and practical solutions – at our inaugural The Ag Data Conference.
The editors of Corn+Soybean Digest and Farm Futures are building the best collection of data experts along with farmer/advisor teams to help you answer the question: How do I build a successful data strategy for my farm that improves my business, short and long term? See details on page 30. And Early Bird registration will save you $100.
Before I introduce Kristy Foster Seachrist as our new digital content editor, I’d like to thank digital editor Jen Koukol for her excellent and innovative work that has improved our digital and social media presence for Corn+Soybean Digest over the past 7 years. We are happy for her promotion to content optimization specialist, working to boost reader engagement across all Penton Agriculture brands.
Now, please welcome Kristy, an experienced and award-winning agricultural and environmental journalist who grew up in eastern Ohio on a corn, soybean and livestock farm. She will serve as digital content producer for Corn+Soybean Digest.
Kristy spent the last 7 years as the ag and natural resources reporter for Farm and Dairy newspaper in Ohio. Prior to that she worked in both daily newspaper and local television in Youngstown after getting her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Telecommunications at Youngstown State University. She lives in Ohio with her husband Kurt and son Kyle.
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