No-Tilling Tobacco Saves the Soil, Preserves Yields
Seeding & Planting, Residue Management, Soil Health

No-Tilling Tobacco Saves the Soil, Preserves Yields

The 2004 Tobacco Buyout changed the face of the leaf industry in the U.S. forever, drastically reducing the number of small farms with widely spread “quota” plantings and giving rise to several concentrated areas of significantly larger-scale tobacco fields.

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  • Corn, Soybean Plantings Fall Further Behind

    USDA data indicates that corn planted after the middle of this month (May) tends to produce lower yields than corn crops planted in April or early part of May. This isn’t good news for anyone involved.
  • How to Identify Common Stalk Borers and Thresholds

    As corn is being planted throughout the Corn Belt, it is important to remember that there are insect pests capable of injuring young, vegetative corn, such as the common stalk borer, which is native to North America. Although common stalk borer outbreaks are sporadic, when present in high numbers they can cause significant yield loss, says South Dakota State University. 

  • Applying Manure to Newly Planted Crops

    Due to wet weather last fall, poor winter conditions for manure application, and a wet spring, many livestock producers will need to apply manure and plant crops at the same time when fields become suitable. Read on for guidelines for doing so from Ohio State University.

  • Tips for Evaluating Corn Stand Establishment

    Early evaluation of corn stands is important for identifying yield-limiting factors and making management decisions to mitigate them. Evaluation of corn stands should begin soon after rows are visible, say researchers at the University of Minnesota.
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