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New rule restricts nitrogen fertilizer application after Sept. 1
Beginning September 1, 2020, Part 1 of the Groundwater Protection Rule goes into effect, restricting the application of nitrogen fertilizer in the fall and on frozen soils in areas with vulnerable groundwater. It applies to approximately 12-13% of Minnesota’s cropland and nearly half of the land in Washington County.Read More
Green Lands, Blue Waters – A new menu for Minnesota farmers?
Do you like Kernza® and jam? Would you eat it in a boat? Would you eat it with a goat? Would you try it drenched in milk, ground to flour, or brewed as beer? Kansas-based nonprofit, The Land Institute, has spent more than 40 years researching and developing new farming strategies to protect soil and…Read More
Well Water Nitrate Testing Clinics – May 6 and 8
Counter intuitively, solutions to other common water pollution problems – boiling, softening and filtration – do nothing to reduce nitrate levels and, in fact, boiling can actually increase nitrate concentrations.Read More