When it comes to effective weed control, timing is always critical. But it is particularly important when you are using a total post program since dead weeds with late spraying can still trim your yields.
The so-called “green bridge” could be stealing yields from no-till fields without the growers’ knowledge. The green bridge is the method by which soil and foliar pathogens feed on cover crops, weeds or volunteer crops and survive long enough to infect a new season’s cash crops.
In recent weeks, a number of questions and answers concerning no-till wheat have popped up on the No-Till Farmer Web site’s Online Forum. This highly popular exchange of ideas is located at www.no-tillfarmer.com and offers plenty of valuable information on all aspects of no-tilling.
During the 1980s, the last thing many growers were looking for was more land to farm. Missouri Valley, Iowa, cash croppers Gail and Duane Witt saw this as an opportunity to expand from 1,200 to 4,000 acres by switching to no-till.
Gregg Orr was skeptical the first time he heard about using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for spraying. But after a friend brought an ATV to Orr's 1,200-acre farm for a demonstration, Orr has been sold on ATVs and their multiple uses for his operation.
In this episode of Conservation Ag Update, no-tiller Tim Recker showcases his innovative approach to nitrogen application at the “Making Big Decisions with Precision” field day event in Arlington, Iowa. The episode also features a trip to longtime no-tiller Tom Hess’ farm in the thumb of Michigan. Hess gives us a peek at his new interseeder and shares the keys to success when it comes to interseeding cover crops into corn and soybeans.
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