Learn how we’re leading the field in regenerative agriculture programs and which practices will work best for you.
2023 Harvest Weather Outlook
The weather impacts many farming operations, here are some considerations to make if certain weather scenarios come to fruition. Provided by BAM Weather and ForGround by Bayer.
Fall Herbicide Applications in No-Till Systems
Winter annual weeds ordinarily controlled by a spring tillage pass require growers in no-till operations to take a more proactive approach to ensure season-long weed control.
5 Species of Cover Crops to Try This Fall
Whether you are a new cover crop user or a seasoned veteran, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you intend to plant.
Cover Crops and Planting Strategies
Establishment of cover crops is varied and depends on the species, cropping system, and equipment availability. Broadcasting, small grain drill, slurry seeding, and aerial seeding can all be used.
Selecting Cover Crops for your Farm
Maximizing the benefits of cover crops are typically best achieved when they are deliberately selected for a given function, crop rotation and growing environment.
The Bayer Carbon Program: A Farmer’s Firsthand Account
Harmon Wilts recently enrolled in the Bayer Carbon Program. Through the program, he’ll be paid a fixed amount per acre for the fields he’s devoted to strip tillage. Learn more about his journey.
Foliar Fungicide Application Considerations in No-Till and Cover Crop Systems
Each new crop year, growers must make critical input decisions including seed, fertilizer, crop protection products, financing, and insurance.
5 Things to Look for in a Carbon Program for Farmers
Carbon programs are gaining momentum among farmers across the US for some very good reasons. By enrolling, farmers can potentially earn extra income while strengthening their soil at the same time.
Cover Crops and Extreme Weather in the United States Corn Belt
Extreme weather is, has, and always will be a challenge for agricultural producers. Depending on your scenario, cover crops can be a tool to help mitigate some of that risk.
Cover Crops – Stealing or Conserving Water?
Water use and cover crops can be very simple and also complex. It's important to monitor in-season water use of the cover crops and determine the proper termination timing to mitigate cash crop impact
What are Carbon Markets?
Welcome to the first blog in a three-part series on understanding carbon markets and the potential benefits for agriculture.
What to do When Your Cover Crop Gets Away from You
Unpredictable spring weather can present a lot of challenges when terminating cover crops. Here are some tips to modify your termination and management plan if your cover crop gets away from you.
Comparison of Soil Health Tests
Soil health tests are used to assess soil performance and to see how changing crop management practices can change soil functions.
Benefits of Scouting Future Corn Fields in the Central Corn Belt
Having knowledge of weed and insect activity in future corn fields is an important step to help maximize corn yield potential. This is especially important in no-till and continuous corn.
Guide to Visually Assessing Soil Health
Soil health cannot be determined by directly measuring crop yields or other factors, it is measured by various indictors of soil health. Read this article to find out how to properly asses your soil.
How to Deal with Cool, Wet Soils in No-Till
Wet and cold soils during planting are a common risk in row crop production. No-till farming can be a contributor to slow warming and drying of soils. Here are a few tips to help reduce that risk.
Early Spring Herbicide Timing for No-Till Soybeans
Controlling weeds early, during the critical weed-free period for soybeans, is important for minimizing yield losses from weed competition.
Saving Soil and Increasing Profits: Do Strip-Till and No-Till Have a Place on Your Operation?
Are your tillage practices affecting your profits? Tillage can provide solutions to many in-field problems, but it can also cause problems of its own.
Cultivating Success: Maximizing Returns When Planting No-Till Corn
No-till planting. You either have it figured out, think you do, or have admitted that there must be a better way to cultivate success in your fields than your current practices allow.
Soil Organic Matter: Its Functions and Value
Organic matter is a driver of many important soil processes. Understanding its function is important in managing soils to their fullest potential.
How Do Cover Crops Affect My Crop Insurance?
Cover crops can co-exist with crops that are insured in the federal crop insurance programs. Here is a handy guide to navigate the nuances you may come across.
No Till and Water Use Efficiency
Using water efficiently in crop production is focused on reducing losses and maximizing the water you do have. No-till farming practices are a key tool when trying to increase water use efficiency.
Benefits of Mycorrhizae Fungi
Mycorrhizae are a collection of many species of symbiotic or beneficial soil-borne fungi that help nourish a host plant.
Benefits and Management of Crop Rotation
Crop rotation is a component of crop production and an implement for farm management as it balances agronomy and economic market realities.
What is the Value of your Crop Residue?
Carefully weigh the pro's and con's of and consider the long-term and short-term affects of removing or keeping crop residue on your fields.
4R Considerations for No-Tillage or Strip-Tillage Systems
No-till and strip-till practices require a different approach to fertilizer strategy. Take these tips into consideration when planning your fall fertilizer applications.
Crop Residue: Your Soil's Protective Shield
Harvest and planting are times to focus on residue management. The benefits of residue have led farmers to use less aggressive tillage to conserve some crop residue.
Three Considerations for Residue Management in Corn Fields
Set next season's crop up for success by creating optimal conditions. Here are a few tips to consider as you look ahead to planting next year.
Good Weed Control Starts in the Fall
Is your tillage pass helping? Consider these tips when deciding on practices for suppressing next year's weeds on your operation.
How Can Cover Crops Benefit My Nutrient Management Plan
Cover crops can capture residual nitrogen, recycle nitrogen and other nutrients, reduce leaching losses, and/or retain phosphorus and potassium.
Corn Yield Response to Tillage
Different tillage practices can have measurable impact on corn crops in Monmouth, Illinois.
Uses and Benefits of Cover Crops
Cover crops can provide many agronomic and economic benefits, including weed suppression, soil enhancement and more.
Around the Farm Podcast: November 2022
In this episode, Clint talks with Colin Rogers and Tyler Williams who are sustainable systems agronomists with ForGround by Bayer.
ForGround Field Advice | Cover Crop Seeding Depth
What is the rule of thumb for planting different types of cover crops? Our ForGround by Bayer Sustainable Systems Agronomist Zach Larson explores common types of cover crops and strategy for seeding.
2023 Harvest Weather Outlook & Forecast-Driven Regenerative Agriculture Strategies
Get a comprehensive weather outlook for the upcoming harvest season along with proven strategies to help you plan, adopt or expand regenerative practices no matter what the season brings.
ForGround Field Advice | Soil Respiration Indicator of Soil Health?
Zach Larson, Sustainable Systems Agronomist with ForGround by Bayer demonstrates how to use a Solvita test to measure respiration and overall soil health.
ForGround Field Advice | Soil Temperature and Evaporation
What does cover crop residue mean for soil temperature and soil moisture evaporation? Our ForGround by Bayer Sustainable Systems Agronomist Zach Larson explores a field with heavy residue in rural PA.
ForGround Field Advice | Cover Crop Types + Mixes
Tune in as ForGround by Bayer Sustainable Systems Agronomist Zach Larson evaluates root structure & benefits of different types of cover crops. He also talks about considerations for cover crop mixes.
Meet the Duncanson Brothers from KD2 Farms in Mapleton, Minnesota. Karson and Kameron are avid stewards of their soil, and have implemented cover crops and reduced tillage on their operation.
Everything Strip-Till with ETS/SoilWarrior
Join our Sustainable Systems Agronomist as he digs deep into common strip-tillage questions with an expert from ETS/SoilWarrior.
WEBCAST: Take Advantage of Your Farm's Carbon Opportunity
Join us for a recent webinar recording covering the current state of carbon markets as well as a look into what sets the Bayer Carbon Program apart from others in the industry.
What's All The Fuss About Regenerative Ag and Carbon Credits?
In this episode, Clint Chaffer talks with ForGround by Bayer Sustainable Systems Agronomists Colin Rogers and Tyler Williams about the potential benefits of practices like no-till and cover crops.
Why Should You Choose the Bayer Carbon Program?
What sets the Bayer Carbon Program, part of ForGround by Bayer, apart from similar programs in the industry? We can sum it up in three words: Simple. Flexible. Certain.
Bayer Carbon Program: A New Revenue Stream for Farmers
“It’s not cows and plows anymore,” says Jason Lay as he talks about data analytics, regenerative practices and carbon sequestration.
Agronomist Testimonial: Tyler Vreugdenhil
Nebraska-based technical agronomist Vreugdenhil explains how regenerative agricultural programs can support soil health benefits.
Agronomist Testimonial: Nathan Falk
Technical agronomist Falk speaks about his experiences with farmers in Wisconsin who are already benefiting from the Bayer Carbon Program. “We keep it simple,” he says.
Now is the Time to Enroll in Carbon Credits
The Bayer Carbon Program through ForGround by Bayer is designed for farmers who prefer simplicity and flexibility. The certainty and ease-of-use is what makes it unique.
Join us for educational events to help you advance your knowledge base of no-till, strip-till, cover crops and carbon credits. Our experts will be on hand to assist you.
Meet our Sustainable Agronomy Team
Our agronomy team is here to assist growers in their journey to adopting regenerative practices like strip-till, no-till and cover crops.
Matching Cover Crops to Your Goal
Advances in soil health can be achieved by minimizing disturbance, maximizing biodiversity, maximizing soil cover and providing continuous living roots.
Soil First® Decision Tree
Cover crop mixes can provide an array of benefits when used as part of a larger crop rotation strategy.
Bayer Launches Groundbreaking Collaboration with Perdue AgriBusiness
Collaboration expands Bayer's industry-leading ForGround platform with the potential to enable even more growers to benefit from regenerative agriculture practices in the future.
Questions about Carbon Opportunities in Illinois?
Colin Rogers, ForGround by Bayer Sustainable Systems Agronomist has experience in carbon credits, reduced tillage and cover crops for Illinois.
Enrollment is your first step toward experiencing the benefits of practice change. Get full agronomic support from our team along with guidance on revenue potential.
Looking for more details about ForGround benefits? Tell us a bit about your needs.