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December 1, 2010 | Volume 1, Issue 1

Happening Now!

Welcome to the first edition of On-Farm Network® News&Notes, which will focus on our activities in researching and promoting the use of newer technologies, strategies and practices that can help growers improve their profits and conservation efforts. Through this newsletter, you'll get to meet people involved in the various regional programs, learn more about implementing adaptive management locally, and follow the growth of the On-Farm Network into the Upper Mississippi River Basin, along the Western Lake Erie Basin, and into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. On-Farm Network® News&Notes will be sent to you on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Please pass it on to anyone you think might be interested by using Forward link provided on this page. If you'd prefer not to receive this newsletter, use the Opt-Out link at the bottom of the page. If this was forwarded to you and you'd like to join our regular mailing list, click the Subscribe button and add your contact information. Any information you provide us is strictly confidential and will be used only for contacting you. Your information will not be shared outside the On-Farm Network. To ask questions or contribute to future editions, contact Mick Lane at mlane@agtechonfarm.net.
2010 Guided Stalk Sampling Completed. Iowa results are now available now at: www.isafarmnet.com.

Spotlight

Dan Moore Meet Don Moore
Don Moore, with AET Consulting, Inc., located in the town of North East, MD, helps coordinate grower activities in the Bay Farms On-Farm Network® in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Read more
Maumee Maumee On-Farm Network®
Launched in 2008, the Maumee On-Farm Network® started with 25 farmers in northwest Ohio managing about 5,000 acres, and has grown to 86 farmers in Ohio and Indiana who collectively manage some 140,000 acres within the Maumee River watershed. Read more
Remote Sensing Remote Sensing
What's the story in this image? Read more

FYI

Dan Moore Adaptive Management Symposia for Professionals
Sheila Hebenstreit, an On-Farm Network® group leader, commercial crop advisor, and a director on the Iowa Soybean Association board, presented "Benefits of Interactive Meetings with Farmers" at a symposium on adaptive management at the annual SSSA in Long Beach, CA in early November. Read more
Maumee Frequently Ask QuestionsAbout the Stalk Nitrate Test
A new video focused on answering nearly all the questions we've had recently about stalk nitrate testing is available here. If we didn't answer your specific question, send it to Mick Lane at mlane@agtechonfarm.net and we'll get you an answer and maybe even add it to our video. See the video.
Remote Sensing Adaptive Management Working Group Holds 2nd Annual Meeting
Tom Morris, soil fertility specialist at the University of Connecticut, was instrumental in organizing this group, known officially as NEERA 1002 Morris says the group, when it was created two years ago, had four objectives in mind. Read more
Remote Sensing Expected changes in NRCS standard could make Adaptive Management easier
When it comes to nutrient management, NRCS's 590 Standard is front and center. This standard guides what NRCS will pay for through programs like EQIP and CSP and what the agency's priorities and approach are for advancing nutrient management. To date, implementing adaptive management through the 590 Standard has been a challenge, but we expect that to change in the near future. Read more