Services offered by the Farm Service Agency part of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Mark Ludwig from the Allegan Conservation District explains how to deepen the root zone for better yeilds and lower environmental impacts. This is the golden age of crop production with new tools providing more information and options for farmers. Conservation tillage and continous no till methods allow soil life to thrive and provide a better […]
Michigan’s NRCS agronomist Jerry Grigar talks SOM – soil organic matter. Jerry explains the value of crop residues, demonstrates a spread sheet to predict SOM changes and explains why SOM rises and falls in soils.
Paul Gross of MSU Extension Talks about soil management, cover crops and give a slake test demonstration. The slake test measures soil stability due to soil life created “glues” that hold soil together when water is applied. All it takes to do this test is a jar, some hardware cloth (corse screen), water and dried […]
MAEAP is a voluntary program for farmers which measures their environmental risks and provides support while changes are made. Mike Ludlam from the Allegan Conservation District explains the program.