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There’s A New Crop Production System Coming For No-Tillers

Approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been announced for the use of Force ST insecticide as a new commercial seed treatment for corn. The Zeneca Ag Products insecticide protects germinating seeds and growing plants from rootworm, cutworm, white grub, wireworm and seed corn maggot.
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The Great American Cover Up!

These no-tillers use cover crops to conserve moisture, add nitrogen and get more bang for their buck.
When it comes to effectively using cover crops to enhance no-till soils and crop stands, chances are you won’t find any better information than what these no-tillers use on their own farms.
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Touchdown Okayed For Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybeans

The government's Environmental Protection Agency registration for use of Touchdown 5 herbicide over the top of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans was recently granted to Zeneca Ag Products. Introduced as a burndown for no-till corn and soybeans in 1996, this registration allows Midwestern bean growers to apply the herbicide over any variety of these soybeans.
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New Ways To Apply No-Till Pesticides

Standard spray booms may be replaced with new innovations in the future says this “down under” no-tiller.
Picture in your mind a beautiful morning on the farm. The sun is peeking over the horizon, the temperature is pleasantly mild and there is no wind to speak of as you stride toward your tractor to start the workday. After hooking up your sprayer, you're off to spend the rest of your morning applying herbicides to 300 acres of corn you planted in a rutless, endlessly level plot of land.
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Getting Wheat Under Control

Every spring, No-Till Farmer editors answer a number of telephone calls from readers seeking ideas about how to get wheat stubble under control prior to no-tilling corn. That's why we were particularly interested in information received recently from Jim Martin, a weed scientist at the University of Kentucky.
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No-Till Is Heading West!

Growers in the Plains region are moving toward less tillage and new crops.
When it comes to finding ways to trim costs, Plains growers are trimming tillage, seeking alternative crops, finding new ways to expand corn and soybean acres farther west, extending rotations, eliminating fallow with annual cropping and giving new herbicides a try.
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Battling No-Till Soybean Diseases

These no-till researchers have the latest scoop on soybean nasties.
When it comes to any recent discovery about soybean diseases, chances are three researchers have found it. These top-notch no-till researchers have done extensive digging and testing on what no-tillers can do to protect their valuable no-till soybeans from the devastating effects of diseases.
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