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February 24, 2018

Dean Dambroten experimented with inter-seeding a cover crop on his Renville County farm.
Soil health gains traction in farm country: Reduced tillage, cover crops offer benefits
February 24, 2018 - 6:33am
February 3, 2018
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How the region's farmers and researchers are working to save bees
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 29, 2018
Ryan Heiniger of Pheasants Forever says this is a good "after" example of a project his team has worked on.  The field still is a majority of cropland "but boundaries are square and clean and the marginal acres are ‘growing’ clean water, wildlife and still producing a profit for the landowner," he says. (Ryan Heiniger photo)
Precision ag tools can improve profitability, work with conservation
January 29, 2018 - 6:45am
September 18, 2017
Fruit project manager Kathy Wiederholt speaks about the different types of fruit grown at the Carrington Research Extension Center on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Wide range of ag research conducted at Carrington Extension center
September 18, 2017 - 6:54am
September 13, 2017
Cover crops field day set Sept. 20 in Renville County
September 13, 2017 - 8:16am
July 6, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

It's a messy point to make, but Holly Hatlewick, manager of the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District, made it by showing the different water infiltration rates in soils that range from low to high in organic content. She used a rainfall simulator to show that cover crops increase organic matter and the health of soil during a presentation last week to 75 to 80 attendees of an event in Renville.
Cover crops catch on: Farmers say don't fear failure
July 6, 2017 - 8:12pm
December 14, 2016
Cover crops did not impede harvest in this corn field in Renville County. They continue to improve the soil and its fertility after the crop is removed while reducing the potential for erosion and sequestering carbon. 

Breaking ground for cover crops in west central Minnesota
December 14, 2016 - 6:30am