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Soil health website developed for farmers

A coalition of Indiana ag organizations including Indiana Farm Bureau and Purdue Extension have used Indiana’s nutrient management/soil health strategy to create an online resource that farmers can use to make decisions on cropping systems, cover crop use, and nutrient and water management.

Though still in its early stages, the website, inagnutrients-public.sharepoint.com/, currently has information on how to calculate fertilizer rates and make cropping decisions. The goal is to populate the website with information about the economics of certain practices and to provide short summaries of results-oriented research and accurate information that farmers can rely on to make important decisions – without having to sort through the clutter of information overload.

The site is mobile-device friendly and will contain links to videos about certain practices. Farmers and their advisors are encouraged to take a look at the website and provide feedback to Justin Schneider, jschneider@infb.org.

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