soil http://iowapublicradio.org en An Annual $1 Billion Loss From Soil Erosion & What an Iowa Farmer is Doing About It http://iowapublicradio.org/post/annual-1-billion-loss-soil-erosion-what-iowa-farmer-doing-about-it <p>The spring planting season is upon us and farmers are racing to get crops in the ground.</p><p>So yesterday morning, host Ben Kieffer hopped aboard a tractor with Jim Sladek, of JCS Family Farms in Johnson County, to get his perspective on the start of a new season and the challenges he faces, including soil erosion. Jim also demonstrated the amazing amount of technology that can be used in farming today.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:14:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 40331 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Annual $1 Billion Loss From Soil Erosion & What an Iowa Farmer is Doing About It Unlocking Prairie Secrets from a Sod House http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unlocking-prairie-secrets-sod-house <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jackie Sojico 39095 at http://iowapublicradio.org Unlocking Prairie Secrets from a Sod House The End of Session and Soil Conditions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/end-session-and-soil-conditions <p>Host Ben Kieffer sits down with Iowa Public Radio statehouse correspondent <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/joyce-russell">Joyce Russell</a> about developments surrounding the confidential settlements within Governor Branstad's administration and the end of the legislative session.</p><p>Also, planting season is right around the corner. Iowa State University agronomist and ISU Extension climatologist <a href="http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/faculty/taylor.html">Elwynn Taylor</a> discusses soil conditions throughout Iowa.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:24:47 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 39009 at http://iowapublicradio.org The End of Session and Soil Conditions A Study on Crop Rotation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/study-crop-rotation <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A lot of Iowa farmers use a two-year rotation of corn one year and soybeans the next. But what if a longer rotation could yield better crops and was good for the soil? Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:27:23 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10070 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Study on Crop Rotation