Posted 2/11/2019 06:51 (#7312680 - in reply to #7312046) Subject: RE: Edgar Co IL water problem?
Saw this article in Farm Week. Not sure how it will show up but it's on page 11 lower right. IIRC it says more of the nitrogen is coming from soy stubble over the winter. Cover crops greatly reduce N in tile water and fall NH3 is not good even with a stabilizer. We are going to need to get this under control ourselves or someone will do it for us. Also read an article in Progressive Farmer by Bryce Anderson about an MIT study on weather. Said Midwest crops were mitigating higher temperatures but causing higher rainfall. Made me think that could lead to more demonization of farming and cause a shift to fake meat so we don't need crops to feed animals. I know that sounds like crazy talk but I wonder about where this country is headed. A lot of people want change. They may not know what they want but don't want what they have now ala New Green Deal. I don't want this to get political but we seem to be in major transition period.