September 12, 2019

Soil At Work Recap: Our Row Crop Tour Of The Midwest And Arkansas

During the month of August, we traveled to five states and hosted seven sessions for our 2019 Soil At Work tour. We kicked off the two-hour workshop with a welcome by our hosts. Watch the video below to see Zach Johnson, the Millennial Farmer, talk about what he’s most excited for in the workshop.

 

Then we had the CCA continuing education portion, where Dr. Erik Christian walked us through soil biology and nutrient cycling. See graphic below.

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Following this, we covered the ground-breaking insights surfaced through Trace’s analysis. Pat Dumstorff, our Row Crops Business Lead, presented on the correlations we identified between soil health indicators as well as pathogens. If you are interested in seeing the full case study, you can download it here. Check out the map below to see measurements of phosphorus solubilizing microbes on a field.

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We also had the opportunity to visit a couple of the fields where Trace’s test was used.

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Picture above: Pat Dumstorff, Trace Genomics with Greg Reisz, President and Owner of E4 Crop Intelligence in Woodbine. Read more about this session here.

 

Thank you to all the growers, agronomists and ag industry folks who attended our sessions! We enjoyed meeting all of you. Huge thanks again to our hosts who made this possible: The Arthur Companies, North Iowa Agronomy Partners, Steve Pitstick, Millennial Farmer, E4 Crop Intelligence, ProAg Services, and Ken Dalenberg.