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7th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Corn Yields, Cover Crop Adoption Continue to Increase for Strip-Tillers

Despite the challenges of 2019, strip-tillers topped 200-bushel corn, while nearly two-thirds seeded cover crops, a high for the annual study.
Results of the 7th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark study, evaluating 2019 cropping practices, saw some subtle and more significant shifts in strip-till practices.
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Boosting Soil Biology by Farming Green on Green on Green

Young Illinois no-tiller overhauls conventional corn and soybean farm by planting and combining green while reducing nutrient applications and cutting pesticides for significant bottom-line payouts.
During long hours in the cab planting soybeans primarily in tall cereal rye, Andrew Reuschel began taking a mental inventory of the active cover crops he was no-tilling into with his Kinze 2600 planter this year.
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Using Multiple Tools to Tackle Weeds in Organic No-Till

Veteran no-tillers use a multi-faceted approach to weed control while transitioning their 4,800-acre farm to organic no-till.
Organic no-till. It’s been called the “holy grail” — a system in which farmers can profitably grow crops without relying on herbicides common in traditional no-till or the tillage and soil disturbance endemic to organic production.
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Saving Soils with a Diverse Rotation, Covers & Manure

Palmyra, Wis., no-tiller Tom Burlingham specializes in hay and alfalfa but his diverse rotation is maintaining his soils and reducing inputs.
No-tilling near Palmyra in southern Wisconsin on land just across the road from his childhood home, Tom Burlingham and his wife, Margaret, got a wake-up call about wind erosion during the 1981 planting season.
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[Podcast] Reducing Costs and Increasing Yields with Central Tire Inflation Systems

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we’re going to talk tires, and specifically, we’ll hear about central tire inflation systems (CTIS), which are becoming increasingly prevalent on today’s tractors and other heavy ag equipment.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we’re going to talk tires, and specifically, we’ll hear about central tire inflation systems (CTIS), which are becoming increasingly prevalent on today’s tractors and other heavy ag equipment.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: No-Till and Cover Crops Give Tired Soils New Life

It was an uphill battle, but these Missouri no-tillers returned productivity to a heavily depleted farm.
A cross-state move and knowing the potential of no-till bought our family and the land we purchased a fresh start. A commitment to cover crops gave us a mid-race boost we’re still riding.
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Understanding the Impacts of Cover Crops on Soils, Profitability & Yields [Webinar]

This webinar, sponsored by La Crosse Seed, explores several ways farmers and agronomists are working together to improve soil health and boost yields and profits by adopting cover crops targeted for specific traits. Brandon VanMiddendorp of La Crosse Seed is joined by a panel including Betsy Bower of Ceres Solutions, Don Daniels of Centerra Co-Op and no-tiller Carter Morgan for this free webinar. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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