Nitrogen, water quality, water quantity and yield are intertwined on every acre – in the field and in our homes. Best management practices and conservation choices impact each area and help smooth out the uncertainties of farming, with every choice ultimately influencing the bottom line.
Finding What Works
Extension experts work with producers to determine which conservation practices may perform best on their ground – then find programs and resources to help implement them. These practices include cover crops, monitoring crop water use, no till, split fertilizer applications, technologies for improved management and more.
At the end of the day, understanding the economics of these practices, and how they also help maintain a high quality and plentiful water supply, help reduce some of the uncertainty farmers face every year.