March 2nd, 2021

Countdown to the 2021 Growing Season: 55 days...

Summary of Content

Last week we shared our 3rd principle we believe every farm manager should adopt which was "Small Data before Big Data" . This week we present our 4th principle which is "Know Your Numbers!". Follow the links below if you would like to read up on our first 3 principles.

7 Guiding Principles for Farm Managers

1. Embrace Change
2. Make Decisions from the Field
3. Small Data before Big Data
4. Know Your Numbers

Also in this edition we take a look at soil test phosphorus and make the case for annual testing. We also introduce the topic of soil carbon which is receiving a lot of press lately and why it's important to your farm's productivity.

Bru & Jenn

Feature Story

Know Your Numbers

(Blog read time: 2 1/2 minutes) Everyone has heard some form of the famous business quote, "If you don't measure it, you can't manage it". By now most farm managers have also probably heard of the 5% rule for improving farm profitability[...]

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Notes From the Field

Soil Test P - Making a Case  For Annual Soil Testing

(Blog read time: 3 1/2 minutes) We have to remember that a soil test is only an estimate or snapshot of what will be available to next season’s crop. I think that our P soil test methodology doesn’t do a good job of predicting what’s truly available.[...]
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Science of Soil Health

Building Soil Carbon on Your Farm

(Blog read time: 2 minutes) Carbon is recycled continuously through the natural ecosystem, remaining in the atmosphere, the water and the soil in various forms for different lengths of time. Soil carbon forms the basis of all plant life and is a food source for the microbial [...]
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