Manure is an excellent source of valuable nutrients. However, it is susceptible to nutrient loss and impacts to water quality when applied long before a crop is present to take up the nutrients

Crop production in Northern regions is characterized by short growing seasons and seasonally high runoff potential

Acommon reaction to the word “isotopes” is that they are nasty fallout from atomic bombs. This article explains how isotopes (even some related to atomic-bomb fallout) have helped to change

Farmers and ranchers in California know that their Golden State is more than palm trees and beaches. It is the largest dairy producing state in the nation

Short-term manure stockpiles in fields are one opportunity for some farms to expand their manure storage capabilities and reduce hauling time in the spring. One concern, though, is the leaching

At a young age, Rob Stout discovered his passion for animals and decided to become a farmer. Early in his career, he also became passionate about protecting the land for himself and for generations to

The words “legislation” and “effective” are not often viewed as synonymous, especially between the political mules and elephants

The availability and price of urea have made it a popular fertilizer choice for many different crops, including forage grasses

Using livestock manure at appropriate rates on crop fields offers many advantages to the user, the soil and society

My family’s dairy farm is located in Eastern Wisconsin and sits in a spot with heavy clay soil. It’s the kind of red clay that, after a rainfall, sticks to your shoes and weighs you down so

When people talk about sustainability, they often refer to the term “carbon footprint.” However, there is more to the sustainability story than greenhouse gases

Nutrient application often ends up in the hot seat being blamed for impairing water quality

With each passing year, expectations continue to be placed on dairy producers across the country with a focal point being on-farm environmental practices