Residue Management

Frank Lessiter, No-Till Farmer Editor

For Every $1 of Government Funding Invested in No-Till Research and Education, Western Canadian Growers, Suppliers and Consumers Earned $109 in On-Going Benefits

With a new administration taking over in Washington, climate change is going to get much more attention. In fact, the new presidential team has already committed to helping farmers expand the use of no-till, cover crops and carbon sequestration in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Breaking Through to the ‘Root’ Cause of Compacted Soil

Soil compaction can limit yields, cause flooding and runoff and limit nutrient uptake in plants. But breaking up compacted soils with iron is not the answer, according to soil health consultant Jim Hoorman — biology is.
Soggy fields and heavy grain carts are a common combination in fall, and can lead to deeply rutted and compacted fields. And it’s no joke. Soil compaction can reduce yields by up to 60% and it’s been shown to persist for up to 9 years, according to Jim Hoorman.
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Managing Disease, Nutrient and Residue Issues in the Storm’s Aftermath

Stagnant grain prices, disease pressure and residue management will make decisions with downed crops especially important for no-tillers this fall. Here are some tips and suggestions on what to do.
Stagnant grain prices, disease pressure and residue management will make decisions with downed crops especially important for no-tillers this fall. Here are some tips and suggestions on what to do.
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