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Crop Residue and Why It's Valuable

Since he began using residue on his farm Brian Hora has learned more about residue management and benefits, and this is what he has to say, “Residue is not only a nutrient source, it is also food for the microbes, adding to our soil biology,…

Policy and Sustainable Ag: Summer 2021

It is nearly inevitable that when any change is happening within an industry the Government always wants to play a part and become involved. This is definitely happening now when it comes to the regenerative ag/soil health movement. With the…
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Helping Farmers Overcome the Logistic and Economic Risk of Adopting Sustainable Ag

The regenerative ag/soil health/sustainability, movement has continued to gain a lot of notoriety, a lot of press, and awareness. However, we still need to come up with a strategy for the adoption of these regenerative practices. Washington…
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TopSoil Tool Launches New Features

In 2020 Continuum Ag received our first round of venture capital investment. These funds were to be utilized to expand our team as we implemented early go-to-market, develop our software, TopSoil, and complete legal milestones for business success. …
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Monetizing Soil Health Through Carbon and Knowledge

It's really interesting to watch how agriculture and how farmers come in and out of the spotlight when it comes to political discussions and overall media interest. Today, we see farmers at the heart of the discussion when it comes to the new…
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Cheers 2020, Hello 2021!

First off, thank you everyone for a good year regardless of the crazy 2020 circumstances.  Here’s to a Merry Christmas and a happy 2021!  Although 2020 was filled with plenty of ups and downs, overall we've had a great year at Continuum…
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TopSoil Tool: Sustainability Tracking & Yield Data

As we move further into fall, farmers in the midwest and around the country are excited to see the yield monitor and to evaluate how the year’s worth of work will pay off. There is a lot of variability in yields this year due to weather and…
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TopSoil Tool: New Features, New Value

Over the last year, Continuum Ag has been building the agricultural space’s first soil health data analytics platform. We publicly launched the TopSoil Tool in March 2020 and we’re really excited to share some of the new features that we…
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Experimenting with Relay Rye

Today, we want to give an update on the relay crop, now that the rye portion of the trial has all been wrapped up. One of the main things to consider as we expand cover cropping is that we need to be able to grow more cover crop seed. Cover…
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Experimenting with Barley and Small Grains

This year, we decided to start growing barley for the first time. We have about 24 acres of barley that we planted last fall as normal cover crop. We planted one bushel to the acre, but instead of terminating the cover crop, we harvested it…
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Introducing the 2020 Mega Trial

Today, we want to give an introduction to this year’s “Mega Trial”. Over the last couple of years, Continuum Ag has helped farmers and our overall network to understand products and practices that can help improve soil health. We’ve…
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Plant 2020: Our Strategy

Well, not sure when Mother Nature is going to cooperate, but sometime here spring will stay! Plant 2020 is here! We hope you are excited as we are. It’s important to reflect during this time on the importance of our role as farmers, we are…
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Agriculture: Essential Now, Essential Always

What a crazy time we are in right now between trade, adverse weather conditions and now a global pandemic. This current state of our planet is something we have never seen or experienced before. However, the key takeaway here is how vital agriculture…
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Understanding The Importance of AgTech

AgTech has been a buzzword that has continuously grown. It can be great, and provide a lot of tools for us as farmers, but it can also be scary in the sense that we’re being bombarded with a ton of technologies, data and new tools that can…
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What’s Happening to the Nutrients in Your Soil Over Winter?

“Wow, what the heck is happening to soil nutrients right now?” This is something many farmers are wondering. With extreme weather and rainfall patterns through the 2018 and 2019 seasons, no current soil prediction model can fully understand…
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Relay Crop Trial Results

The idea to execute this trial came about because we’ve been using cover crops on our farm for the last couple of years. However, seed can be an issue in terms of availability and price. So, I said, “Dad, why don’t we try to harvest some…

Insider: Ecosystem Service Markets

We always hear, “Well I don’t get paid for soil health.” Traditionally we as farmers have only been paid for the yields produced off of our farms. We try to do things as efficiently as possible while driving for maximum yield. We’ve…

60-inch Corn Trial 2019

As promised, we want to tell the complete story of our experiment with 30 inch by 60 inch row corn here in Iowa on the Continuum Ag farm. Mitchell bought this plot in 2017. Last year it was soybeans, and they did really well. This 30 acre area…
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Harvest Data Collection: Why It's Becoming So Important

Traditional harvest data As we are now getting into the heat of harvest season, data is on everyone’s mind - yield data, moisture, acres harvested, total bushels produced and crop pricing. These are some of the many different data points…
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Grain Quality Testing: Why It’s Important

As we’re preparing for harvest, the main driving metric that we’ve always looked at to evaluate success has been yield and yield only. But, only driving for more yield has taken us away from other metrics that really matter in running a…
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Forecasting Fall Cover Crop Planting

WHAT IS A COVER CROP  A cover crop is a plant grown for purposes other than the harvest of grain for sale. Covering the ground year round is one of the tenants of regenerative ag. On the Continuum Ag farm, we use cover crops as a tool to…
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It's Time to Start Thinking About Fall Soil Sampling

Are you getting a return on investment in your soil fertility program? How did the adverse weather this year impact your soil and overall soil health? We can do soil sampling tests to find out.  What is RightWay? RightWay is Continuum…
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Farmers: Get Paid for Carbon Sequestration!

How do farmers get paid for carbon sequestration? Since starting into the soil health space, we often heard “I don’t get paid for soil health”. That has now changed. Recently, groups such as Indigo Ag have stepped forward saying, “We’re…
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What is Continuum Ag?

What is Continuum Ag? Continuum Ag is a soil health consulting company fueled by our new custom analytics software. With this software, we can quantify and improve soil health around the world. As we fine-tuning our services, we are  working…