Articles Tagged with ''moisture''

White Mold Showing Up In Soybeans

Rainy weather and cooler-than-normal summer temperatures have resulted in a white mold outbreak in soybeans throughout parts of the Midwest. For Ohio growers, this is the first major outbreak of white mold in the state in nearly a decade.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Fixing Flaws Of No-Till In Infancy Led To Opener

To establish consistent seed germination, New Zealand’s John Baker learned that protecting soil humidity when planting was a critical need with no-till opener designs.
Some 41 years ago, when a few colleagues and I began what would become a three-decade scientific effort at New Zealand’s Massey University, we did not set out to invent a new no-tillage system.
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Corn Doesn't Like The Sight Of Weeds

Ontario researcher says that corn’s negative reaction to weeds may have more to do with “seeing” them than competition for nutrients, moisture and sunlight.
Weeds compete with crops for light, moisture and nutrients. That’s one of the theories that you will hear from any class in college or a university system, Clarence Swanton admits.
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Someday Soon, You’ll Be Able To “Drought Proof” Your No-Till Corn

New corn genetics aimed at overcoming drought concerns may prove extremely valuable to no-tillers already making efficient use of available moisture.
While no-tillers are already relying on crop residue to help make more efficient use of available water, the development of drought-tolerant corn will help stabilize yields when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver needed rains.
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Nothing But Wheat

Year after year, this father and son team concentrates on nothing but direct seeding wheat on each of their 2,500 acres.
When it comes to developing the best management strategies, Dale and Larry Landreth worry about only one crop — wheat. That’s because the father and son team from Reardan, Wash., grows wheat every year on all of the 2,500 acres that they own and rent.
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Handle Ruts, Compaction Wisely After Summer, Fall Downpours

Even established no-till fields could be damaged by traffic following the heavy rains that suddenly hit much of the Midwest, but ruts must be dealt with.
In many areas in the middle of the country, the dry summer suddenly turned extremely wet with widespread flooding, and even no-till fields were saturated and vulnerable to runoff problems.
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From The Tropics To The Farm

The winning entry from an Oregon college student in the Phoenix Rotary Equipment Ltd. conservation tillage essay contest explains how no-till can lead to healthier soils around the world.
As I sit here at my desk, I find myself not in the countryside of eastern Oregon where my family raises dryland wheat and barley, but rather in the vast city of Quito, Ecuador.
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