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Argentina No-Tillers Benefit

When it comes to no-tilling Roundup Ready soybeans, your competitors in Argentina have a distinct advantage due to lower seed prices. The inability to enforce intellectual property rights has given that nation’s bean producers a comparative advantage.
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Pilot Project Underway On No-Till Carbon-Credit

Details on an agreement that allows Pacific Northwest Direct Seeding Association members to lease carbon credits to a major energy company were announced at the organization’s annual meeting in mid-January. The pilot project is expected to include leasing 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide (the equivalent of 8,174 tons of carbon) over 10 years.
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Why Growers Are Sold On No-Tilling

These veteran no-tillers offer solid management strategies that have proven profitable in their cropping operations.
When it comes to finding new yield-boosting and cost-cutting no-tilling or direct seeding ideas, nothing beats talking with farmers who've already made these systems work effectively.
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More On The Ultra-Narrow Row Corn Controversies

There’s no easy answer, but more farmers are finding benefits to slimming down row widths.
Based on his own experiences and those of other farmers, universities and seed companies who have made direct comparisons of 15- and 30-inch rows, Marion Calmer sees a half dozen major advantages to switching to ultra-narrow row corn.
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Combining Effective Cover Crops With Longer Crop Rotations Will Pay Big Dividends

Repeated cover cropping can lead tolong-term soil improvements that can help you overcome no-till yield concerns.
The impact of cover crops, as well as longer crop rotations, will continue to be new territory for no-tillers to cover in the future, maintains Matt Hagny, a no-till equipment designer and crop consultant from Salina, Kan.
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Tackling No-Till Wheat And Corn Rotation Concerns

Some no-tillers say to forget about no-tilling corn after wheat. Others have good ideas on making it work while others suggest moving to longer no-till rotations and growing other crops.
Selecting a proper crop rotation is critical for no-till success. When choosing a crop sequence, you must consider toxicity, climate, weed control, soil moisture, nutrient cycling concerns and many other critical factors.
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Bt Corn Gets Green Light For Next 7 Years

Following a 2-year study of Bt corn, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-October determined that it poses no risks to people or the environment. As a result, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Bt corn has been approved for an additional 7 years.
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