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Use Cover Crops, Rotations To Trim Your No-Till Weed Control Costs

A South American researcher maintains combining cover crops with effective crop rotations is a must with no-till to avoid concerns with disease, insects and weed carryover.
Progressive No-Tillers in Latin America have discovered that green manure cover crops are the cornerstone of sustainable agriculture and are always included in any sound no-till crop rotation, says Rolf Derpsch.
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More Herbicide Options For No-Till Weed Control

No-Tillers now have a new option when it comes to making effective, economical corn-herbicide decisions. Option corn herbicide, from Aventis CropScience, recently received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration and was registered in nearly all corn-producing states earlier this spring.
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What Does Weed Control Cost?

A recent study by Virginia Polytechnic University educators sheds some light on the true cost of no-till weed control. Besides looking at herbicide costs, the study took a close look at the role that manure application rates have in determining weed-control costs.
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