How Does Grass Improve Your Soil?

How Grass Improves Your Soil

Through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and other conservation efforts, vulnerable soil that is critical to our country’s agricultural future can be effectively restored. There are many CRP practices that can be implemented to reduce soil erosion and enhance soil health on your farmland. But grass establishment, in particular, provides a number of improvements to …

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When is an Herbicide Necessary for Weed Control?

Using Herbicides for Weed Control CRP

There are a variety of different weed control methods that can be used on CRP land. In some circumstances, an herbicide may be the best option. But determining when it is necessary to use herbicide can be a challenge. 

What are the Keys to a Successful Seeding?

Keys to a Successful Seeding with CRP

Seeding can be a complex process with many variables to consider before you begin. Whether you’re seeding for the first time or have years of experience, it’s important to keep these factors in mind as you start your project.

What Makes a Plant Native?

Midwest Native Plants All Native Seed

But what exactly is a native plant? Here, we’ll dive into the definition of a native plant, as well as the benefits of planting native species on your land.

Monarch Butterflies: The Pollinator We Love

Monarch Butterflies Pollinators

Blazing orange-red wings, deep black veins, bright white polka dots – the distinctive colors of the North American monarch butterfly are instantly recognizable, as monarchs are one of the most well-known and beloved insects in the country. In schools, children study their incredible metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. And in communities across the US, researchers, …

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What Plants Do Pollinators Love?

What Plants Do Pollinators Love?

Butterflies, bees, moths, and other insects, in addition to animal pollinators like bats and birds, are essential for pollinating flowers and plants. These pollinating species transport pollen from flower to flower, encouraging fertilization and thereby producing fruits and seeds. But to reap the greatest benefit from these pollinators, you’ll want to make sure to carefully …

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What Pollinators Work on Your Farm?

Hummingbird wild flower pollinator

If it weren’t for pollinators, the agricultural industry would collapse as we know it. Eighty percent of the world’s food and plant products require pollination, making agricultural crop pollination worth over $3 trillion dollars globally. Pollinating insects, birds, and mammals are critical for crop production, with over 150 crops in the US alone dependent on …

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