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North 40 Ag promotes agricultural sustainability through the best applications of science and technology in an effort to help you make the best decisions tailored to the 
of your farm operation.


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Upcoming Events

september, 2017

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fri8sep1:00 pm- 5:00 pmRosebud Conservation District's Soil Health Tour1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 270 Prospect Forsyth, MTUSDA Forsyth Field OfficeEvent Type :Healthy Soils Tour
wed20sep9:00 am- 12:00 pmField Day - Swan Ranch / John Schipf's Field9:00 am - 12:00 pm Highwood, MTSwan Ranch/John Schipf’s FieldEvent Type :Field Days
thu21sep9:00 am- 12:00 pmField Day - Tyce Bahnmiller’s House9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2958 Winchester Rd., Big Sandy, MTTyce Bahnmiller’s HouseEvent Type :Field Days

Soil Health Tip

It is estimated that in agricultural soils, more than 1,000 arthropod legs support your every step.

Arthropods increase nutrient cycling by taking the role of the soil nutrient can-openers. They break down plant residues similar to opening canned food so other soil microbes can begin to eat. As these plant residues are broken down, nutrients are excreted ready for plants to use. Many soil arthropods also eat or compete with various root and foliage pests. In order to encourage these beneficial bugs to stick around be sure that there is good soil foodweb diversity for them to munch on. This can be accomplished by reducing tillage and planting diverse crops.