Weeds

Video: Organic Soybeans: Managing the Challenge with Three Different Production Methods

Organic Soybean prices are very high, but growing organic soybeans can be very challenging. This farmer panel presents different on-farm approaches to managing weeds in organic farming systems. Farmers Eric Madsen (Audubon, IA), Jon Jovaag (Austin, MN), and Craig Anderson (Dassel, MN) discuss three different production methods for organic soybeans. This presentation was part of […]

January 18, 2022 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

Video: Impact of Winter Rye Cover Crop on Conventional Soybean Yields, Insects, and Weed Control

Can conventional farmers reduce herbicide expense by using a winter rye cover crop? Learn about the benefits of winter rye in conventional soybean farming from both a scientific (Jon Gaska, senior research agronomist at the University of Wisconsin) and practical (Sam Bennett, Iowa farmer) perspective. This presentation was part of our annual Conventional Corn & […]

January 18, 2022 | Categories: , , , , , Read More >>

Video: Fertility Management in Organic Crop Rotations

James Schroepfer, staff agronomist for Crop Fertility Services, discusses fertility management in organic crop rotations. James touches on soil testing, crop rotations, cover crops and nutrient cycling, manure use, and nitrogen status impact on weed management. This presentation was part of our annual Albert Lea Seed Organic Seed & Systems day, Dec. 3, 2021. __ […]

December 21, 2021 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

Managing Canada Thistle in Organic & Conventional Cropping Systems

MARGARET SMITH, PHD, FORAGE AGRONOMIST, ALBERT LEA SEED STEVEN J. CARLSON, PHD, RESEARCH AGRONOMIST Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense L.) is manageable in both organic and conventional farming systems, but the approach is much different. The challenge is certainly greater on organic farms. Organic growers should think in terms of management rather than control as it […]

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