Residue Management

What No-Till is All About

The resulting crop residue with no-till has a major impact on soil quality, productivity and the environment.
In the more than 45 years that I’ve been covering no-till, I’ve never seen anything that sums up the many merits of no-till as well as the chart shown here. It’s an excellent resource for showing rural and city folks alike what no-till is all about and the impact crop residue can have on improving yields, the environment and food security.
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Major Causes of Soybean Yield Gaps in 10 States Identified

For the past 3 years, researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and University of Wisconsin-Madison collected survey data from producer soybean fields planted in four growing seasons (2014-2017) in 10 states in the North Central region of the U.S. — Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, Ohio, Kansas and Minnesota.
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No-Tilling Makes Continuous Cropping Work in Dry Climate

Leaning on the expertise of local researchers, Carl Vandermolen has diversified his no-till rotation and found another level of soil health.
The Gallatin Valley is a bustling place. Snug in the shadow of towering Rocky Mountain peaks, the valley is home to Montana State University, the hip and thriving town of Bozeman and a diverse, often progressive community of farmers — ranging from container hydroponic growers of salad greens to large-scale commercial producers — that make it feel more like a California valley than one in Montana.
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