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How Private Labs can Help Strip-Tillers and Carbon Markets

The soil carbon market is based largely on theoretical carbon offsets derived from complex algorithms, and in some cases artificial intelligence. While the mathematics that go into predicting these offsets is undoubtedly impressive, the predictions will invariably require ground-truthing.
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Stretching the RTK Signal to Capitalize on Custom Jobs

J-Ace Farms, located near Blue Earth, Minn., uses precision farming practices in its strip-till and no-till farming operation. Matt Alford, and his father-in-law, Jim Erdahl, typically build strips in the fall for corn the following year using a 16-row Environmental Tillage Systems Soil Warrior strip-till unit, applying prescription-rate phosphorous (P) and potassium (K).
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Economic Return of Soil Testing

Fall after harvest is an excellent time for soil sampling and testing. This year, with lower grain prices, many growers may be looking for places to cut costs. However, cutting back on soil testing could result in lowering profits.
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