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New Rootworm Control Corn Hybrids Available For No-Tilling In 2003

Monsanto has received full U.S. regulatory clearance for the first biotech corn designed to control corn rootworm. The company announced in late February that both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared YieldGard Rootworm for use in corn hybrids for resistance to this insect. Licensing the technology to other seed companies means a number of corn hybrids containing this technology will be available for no-tilling this spring.
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Stretch Your Rotations To Make No-Till Even More Effective

This concept pays in more ways than one for no-tillers with livestock.
Mention crop rotations to no-tillers outside the Midwest and chances are good that they’re growing more than two crops. Instead of just going with no-till corn and soybeans, growers who direct seed in the Pacific Northwest include a large number of crops in their no-till rotations.
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What Do No-Tillers Want When It Comes To Corn Hybrids And Soybean Varieties?

This and other debates are currently underway at www.no-tillfarmer.com.
As you start inching closer to the National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., from Jan. 8 to 11, 2003, get a head start on topics you want to hear about by jumping on our Web site’s message board, Farmer’s Forum, at www.no-tillfarmer.com. It’s a great place to make some no-tilling contacts with people that you’ll be able to meet up with at the conference.
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No-Till Even Works With Strawberries

Strawberries ARE A perennial crop and effective management of the plant beds has traditionally required annual tillage. However, Canadian and American strawberry growers, as well as researchers, have been successfully breaking out of the traditional confines with no-till.
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In-Depth Information Coming On Global Warming Concerns

While there's extensive intrest in learning more about how no-till can help solve global warming concerns, some of the latest information on carbon sequestration may be coming from trees. That’s because a 3-year study in western Canada being conducted by a Wisconsin scientist will hopefully demonstrate the favorable impact that trees can have on global warming.
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“Rotations Are The Real Key!”

Despite cold winter temperatures and a short growing season, combining fall seeding with direct seeding is paying dividends.
Craig Shaw farms so far north that many people believe that fall-seeded crops won’t survive because of the cold winter temperatures. But thanks to the many benefits of direct seeding, the Lacombe, Alberta, grower is definitely making fall seeding work.
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