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I was recently perusing the regular e-newsletter sent out by the cover crop company Green Cover Seed and noticed an excellent article from Kansas farmer, salesman and educator Dale Strickler that is worth sharing.
A no-tiller who replaced summerfallow with field peas has nearly doubled water-use efficiency in winter wheat without a yield reduction, says No-Till Notes columnist Mark Watson.
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Tom Royer, integrated pest management coordinator for Oklahoma State University Extension, talks about the importance of growers scouting fields now for sugarcane aphids, and discusses the proper thresholds for taking action.
Individuals or organizations can now be nominated for the 21st class of No-Till Innovators to be announced in January 2017 at the 25th annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Aug. 1.
A recent Kansas State University Extension study further illustrates the need for no-tillers to control weeds in a timely manner after wheat harvest to maximize the benefit of stubble and protect soil water for plants.
Production of grain-type field peas is continuing to grow as it becomes an alternative to summerfallow in semi-arid, cereal-based cropping systems, say experts from Colorado and Kansas State universities and the University of Nebraska.