Catch up on the most recent ag news to kick off the week.
To keep you informed, check out this roundup.
Crops and Soil Health
Sam Eathington always envisioned himself working on the six-generation farm of his family. He is now a plant-breeder and chief technology officer for Corteva Agriscience.
Gil Gullickson (Executive Editor for Crops Technology at Successful Farming) talks to Eathington about his observations on the industry and its future.
Lance Klessig, a certified crop advisor, answers all kinds of questions from farmers.
His advice centers around regenerative farming and giving priority to the health of the soil.
He is also a farmer who runs his own operation, Heart and Soil Ridge in Dakota, Minnesota. He recommends that you adopt no-till practices and plant cover crops.
The region is currently experiencing some precipitation after what was one of the hottest mid-February periods for 30+ years across most of southern Brazil, Argentina.
This does not mean there will be a change in the wetter regime in these dry areas. It is a temporary reprieve.
Editor Madelyn Ostendorf reports on the latest developments in avian influenza throughout the country.
The USDA confirmed on Sunday that there was an outbreak of avian flu in a Knox County, Maine flock. The birds have been removed from the area and quarantined.
Avian influenza has been confirmed in backyard and commercial poultry in Indiana, Kentucky, New York and in wild birds in New Hampshire, Delaware and North Carolina. It has also been reported in New Hampshire, Delaware and North Carolina.
Source: Successful Farming