Since 2012, acres have shifted from corn to soybeans, likely as a result of higher profitability for soybeans. In 2018, acreage shifts may continue. Soybeans continue to be more profitable than corn and wheat, likely leading to continuing shifts in acres.
When you start talking about ways to incrementally increase corn yields, Rich Schlipf knows there are numerous no-till planter equipment options and add-on technologies to help farmers maximize emergence and uniformity in growth.
Incorporating cover crops into strip-till has delivered both benefits and challenges during the 8 years Nickerson, Neb., farmer Brent Willnerd has used them on both seed corn and commercial crops. He discusses the transition from aerial seeding to drilling in varieties included cereal rye, radishes and rye.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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