Articles Tagged with ''moisture''

What I've Learned From No-Tilling: 5 Factors Help No-Tiller Come Out Ahead

Watching weather conditions at critical growing points, and annual soil testing, has helped Doug Goehring succeed at no-till.
Sometimes it's not the hybrid, it’s the farmer or subtle weather conditions that are the reason yields weren’t the best that they could be. Too many times, I see producers abandon a perfectly good hybrid or variety without understanding why it performed the way it did that season.
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Farmer Sticks With No-Till Despite Wet Conditions

Many farmers in western North Dakota turned to no till farming during dry years. No till farming is a way to plant crops without tilling the soil. That keeps the ground from drying out, saving much-needed moisture for the plants, and farmers are determined to stick with the practice, even during wet years.
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Digging Deep For Answers

Soil pits can help no-tillers answer questions about crop development, compaction and soil quality.
Three experienced scientists say soil pits are another tool no-tillers can use to examine soil structure, root development, compaction, soil quality and other important agronomical issues.
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