Articles Tagged with ''residue''

Shoot for Higher Organic Matter by Relying on Residue

While increasing organic matter is a multi-year process, no-tillers can boost it even faster by ensuring there’s enough plant material to replenish what’s already in the soil and adding more residue.
Despite making up only a small percentage of the soil — no more than 10%, according to the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension — organic matter plays a critical role in the soil’s health and the crops raised on it.
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How High Residue Fields Affect Herbicide Effectiveness

Fall application of herbicides is effective for controlling perennial weeds, as they begin to store carbohydrates produced through photosynthesis in the roots. Applied herbicides are translocated to the roots of the weeds as the carbohydrates are being stored, thus killing the whole plant.
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Livestock, Cover Crops Take No-Till Soils, Profits To New Levels

No-tillers looking to improve soil health and biology, and diversify their sources of income should consider integrating cover crops and rotational grazing of livestock to get the most benefit for their buck.
The changes that transformed Russell Hedrick's no-till farm began somewhat innocently a few years ago, when he asked his NRCS conservationist for suggestions on suppressing winter weeds and controlling erosion.
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20 Ways To Build Better No-Till Soils

World-renowned soil scientist and Rhizoterra co-founder Jill Clapperton shares tips and insights about no-tilled soils that could help growers lower their productivity costs and increase yields.
While the purpose behind modern no-tilling can sometimes get lost in the machinations of fertilizers, machines and GPS signals, Jill Clapperton offered as a simple example of how crop residue fuels no-till systems.
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Scout During Harvest To Improve No-Till Benchmarks

Checking no-tilled fields during and after harvest will provide insights into stands, hybrid performance, yield limitations and equipment issues
When it's harvest time, we often get caught up in a flurry of activity. But it's worth the time for no-tillers - especially after the wet planting season last spring — to see what you can learn by scouting your fields during harvest.
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