6 Tips for Flying On Cover Crops Successfully
Seeding & Planting, Cover Crops, Equipment

6 Tips for Flying On Cover Crops Successfully

One of the biggest concerns and complaints no-tillers have about aerially seeding cover crops is that it doesn’t result in a good stand.

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    Kansas State University Extension shares some considerations and cautions for growers thinking about planting winter wheat early, including potential issues with wheat streak mosaic, barley yellow dwarf disease and excessive fall tillering.
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    Most manure nutrients can be managed successfully with traditional soil analysis, but nitrogen in manure requires some simple advance planning to insure it's given proper credit for offsetting commercial fertilizer inputs, says University of Nebraska Extension.
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    I came across an article this week that seems to mirror the challenges we’re having today with implementing conservation practices in the semi-arid Great Plains, and the concern I’ve had that our agricultural leaders are not on the same page about this.
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    August was not a good month for glyphosate and Bayer executives who recently finalized a $62.5 billion purchase of Monsanto and Roundup herbicide.
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    Another ‘You Can’t Do That’ No-Till Story

    Many naysayers don’t believe you can no-till sugarbeets, but Greg Schlemmer has proved his doubters wrong as he’s been no-tilling irrigated sugarbeets in southern Montana for the last 5 years. Find out how he’s doing it.
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    When it comes to scouting no-till fields, Michael Horsch isn’t convinced you can do a good job from the driver’s seat of a SUV. In fact, he maintains placing too much emphasis on computerized prescription farming practices rather than walking fields is a major mistake for no-tillers.

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It’s All About Carbon: Building a Thriving Soil Biological Community

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we're discussing healthy soils and diverse organisms with Dennis Chessman, the team leader for the NRCS Soil Health Division in Lexington, Ky.

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Doug Miller, vice president and agronomist with Midwest Bio-Tech, presents the latest field research on farming practices used to build no-till soil health. Doug’s most recent webinar described the latest tools designed to measure soil health. This webinar focuses on practical lessons learned from several on-farm tests conducted during the past year.

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