Spreading manure too early may lead to runoff problems later

During harvest season, farmers are short on time and may rush to clean out their manure pits early and get them out of the way, but this can mean trouble if it’s a rainy fall harvest season. "Right now, the September-through-November forecast from the National Weather Service gives us equal chances of getting above- or below-normal rainfall, so it could be a rainy fall," Sara Walling, water-quality section leader with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, sai Read More »

Bayer CropScience gives $5,000 grant to Wisconsin school

Bayer CropScience recently gave a $5,000 grant to Bay Port High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, through the company’s Thankful4Ag initiative, which provided 200,000 meals to needy families over the holidays. The grant money will be used to purchase up to three new hydroponic systems to grow produce without soil, along with the necessary lighting accessories and nutrients. Read More »