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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 
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of your farm operation.

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august, 2017

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tue22aug9:30 am- 12:00 pmField Day - Jeff Boardman's Field9:30 am - 12:00 pm Weston, WYJeff Boardman's FieldEvent Type :Field Days
tue29aug3:00 pm- 6:00 pmField Day - Becken's Field3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 257 Main Boulder Rd, Big TimberBecken's FieldEvent Type :Field Days
wed30aug12:45 pm- 4:00 pmField Day - Dave Arthun's Field12:45 pm - 4:00 pm Joliet, MTDave Arthun's FieldEvent Type :Field Days

Soil Health Tip

About 4000 gallons of water are needed to grow one bushel of corn.

While some consider water as the limiting factor for growing crops, consider this: In our area, more than 65% of the soil must remain covered to limit evaporation of water from the soil. Bare soil heats up quickly in direct sunlight and increased soil temperatures result in faster evaporation. Water that could be used by the crop for growth is now lost and salts that were in the water solution are left on the surface potentially causing germination problems later. Residue cover also limits the drying effect of the wind and traps snow during the winter.