Management makes a difference for water movement into and across soils during heavy rains. On this Soil Health Minute, Abbey Wick uses a rainfall simulator to show us how much water movement varies across different management approaches. What we'll do today is use a rainfall simulator to talk about water movement into soil. So in these four pans we have the same soil type, just in different managements.
This week on AgweekTV, the trade war with China is costing farmers money and markets, so they're hoping for quick resolution. EPA has released the mandated biofuels blending levels under the Renewable Fuels Standard and they're getting mixed reaction from the industry. On the Soil Health Minute, we'll use a rainfall simulator to talk about water moving across the surface and through the soil.
Meteorologist Andrew Whitmyer gives his agriweather forecast on AgweekTV. To watch the the complete episode of AgweekTV, click here.
There's a fairly new berry that's gaining in popularity. They're called haskaps, or honey berries. Jim and Bernis Ingvaldson grow the berries at their pick your own farm, called HoneberryUSA. They have about 2,000 honey berry plants. To read more about HoneyberryUSA, click here.
A dozen EPA officials were in North Dakota recently for the Grain Growers Association's 25th annual E-Tour. It's an effort to provide education and collaboration between farmers and government regulators. As Jenny Schlecht found, every year they try to include stops to look at crop protection product use, showing the equipment and philosophies used in farming.
On this week's Agweek Market Extra, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag joins Michelle Rook to discuss tariffs, trade, yield and more.
This week on AgweekTV, EPA officials travel to North Dakota to learn about farm pesticide management. A new 2,400 head swine facility near Volin is indicative of the exciting growth and expansion going on in the pork industry in South Dakota. And CRP has been a popular program for decades, but we'll look at life after CRP contracts expire.
Meteorologist John Wheeler gives us a look at summer weather on AgweekTV. To watch the complete episode of AgweekTV, click here.
On this week's Agweek Market Extra Tim Petry of North Dakota State University to talk livestock markets, which have been volatile due to weather and trade, and about record meat production.
On this week's Soil Health Minute, we preview the grand opening of a new modern agriculture exhibit at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, N.D., that will take place July 14 during Agriculture Adventure Day.