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ILSoyAdvisor Weekly Updates

    Testing Tech
    On Doug Schroeder’s farm, technology plays a large part in nutrient and water management. Water control structures work with tile drainage to improve water conservation and nutrient runoff. Variable rate technology is also used to apply the precise amount of nutrients where and when they are needed.
    Cover Crops and Conservation
    Tom Kentner and his family use cover crops on their 1,200 acre corn and soybean farm to solve soil erosion and nutrient loss issues. Soil and tissue testing also help ensure that they’re treating their soil and crops right.
    Doubling Down on Double-Crop
    David Droste and his family utilize double-crop soybeans, cover crops and no-till practices to help preserve nutrients and soil. Wheat also plays an important role in crop rotation and soil health.
    The farmer. Jim Martin farms about 440 acres of corn and soybeans near Wenona, Ill. Nearly half of that land has been in the family since his German ancestors homesteaded the area five generations earlier. He attributes the quality of the soils on the farm to his family’s care for the soil across generations. “As a family, we have a commitment to preserving the high-quality soils we farm.”

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