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Locked Down No-Till System Protects Sloping Fields, Profits

Iowa no-tiller and American Soybean Assn. chairman Ray Gaesser is adapting his no-till system to better manage aggressive weather patterns.
We thought we had no-till down pretty good, at least as far as controlling water erosion, but Mother Nature always likes to put you in your place when you get a little too confident.
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Cover Cropping 2,500 Acres

Tom Gasper of North Vernon, Ind., talks about the benefits his family's no-till operation is seeing from using cover crops on more than 2,000 acres, the species they’re using and why they decided to have their covers aerially seeded.
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Focus on Fertility to Grow Higher Yielding No-Till Soybeans

No-tillers looking to push their soybean crop will want to get accurate soil samples, adjust their pH and focus on meeting macro and micronutrient needs.
WITH CORN PRICES expected to be lower this season, no-tillers may find themselves planting more soybean acres and focusing on growing a better soybean crop. That includes paying more attention to the soybean’s fertility needs and ensuring it has the nutrients it requires.
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The Pluses and Minuses of Today's Most Popular Cover Crops

Now is the time to choose the right cover crop species to improve YOUR no-till operation. “The Pluses and Minuses of Today’s Most Popular Cover Crops” report reveals how you can pick and utilize the cover crop species that are perfect for your farm, and it’s FREE!
“The Pluses and Minuses of Today’s Most Popular Cover Crops” eGuide reveals how you can pick and utilize the cover crop species that are perfect for your farm, and it’s FREE!
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Cover Crop Pioneer Tweaks His Formula For Success

Switching to no-till and adding cover-crop mixes and finely tuned equipment helped Joe Swanson emerge from the farm crisis and find a new path to profitability.
By the time the farm crisis in the 1980s had abetted, and the oil crisis shortly thereafter, Joe Swanson was at a crossroads.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Harvesting Sunlight, Feeding No-Till Soils

Jim Harbach and Schrack Farms Partnership is using a diverse no-till, cover-crop system to build up organic-matter levels in rocky limestone soils.
Our farm perplexed our crop advisor, Gerard Troisi. He consults with many farms in our area of Pennsylvania with a diverse range of production practices. But he struggled to explain how we increased our soil organic matter by 1% in just 3 years while consistently removing virtually all biomass.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Breaking Through the No-Till Barrier with Cover Crops

Adding winter wheat, livestock and cover crops helped Paul Ackley overcome his no-till plateau, simplify his planter and build more productive soils.
I never was one to like tillage. It just didn’t make sense. You would go through and make a perfect seedbed to plant into and then, without fail, you couldn’t get back in the field with the planter before it would rain. Then you would have to start all over again.
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Crop Diversity, Precision Technology Push No-Till Further

Seeing the potential for more than just erosion control, Ohio growers Bret and Gene Margraf overhauled their no-till system by adding wheat and cover crops, variable-rate seeding and fertility and split-nitrogen applications.
Thirteen thousand pounds of residue sounds like a lot to manage, but on Bret Margraf's farm it's not something to worry about.
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