There will be a webinar on February 11, 2016 on the findings and recommendations for the Corn Belt Farmers - webinar at www.sustainablecorn.org.
Sustainable - Corn - Crops, Climate, Culture and Change
This USDA funded project gathers data from 35 field sites and thousands of farmers in 9 Midwestern states, with the goal of creating a suite of practices for corn-based systems that:
- retain and enhance soil organic matter and nutrient and carbon stocks.
- reduce off-field nitrogen losses that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.
- better withstand droughts and floods.
- ensure productivity under different climatic conditions.
Through the Extension and Education aspects of this project, we are working with farmers, teachers and students to connect them with project analyses and promote collaborative learning.
Heron Lake Watershed composed an article that describes the CSCAP Program activities for 2014. Please click here for the articleclick here for the article.
Cover Crop Information:
This is the central hub of useful websites - NOAA Temp and precip outlooks - 2 week, 1 month and 3 month.
Multiple drought monitoring sites, precipitation and crop moisture indexes.
Many weather/climate maps with precipitation, air temperatures, soil temperatures, soil moisture, growing degree days, corn plant stress days, etc.
Along with other decision support tools and resources - check it out!