Residue Management

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No-Till, Litter Transforms Fields Punished By Plows

Economics pushed Jay Franklin to convert to no-till, but productivity is now the hallmark of Oklahoma’s oldest continuous no-till system.
Getting the soil back into shape wasn't the impetus for Jay Franklin’s no-till conversion more than 2 decades ago. As a young farmer facing tough times, he simply had his back against the wall.
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Is No-Till Still A Fad?

One of the comments No-Till Farmer editors heard while pulling together material for last month’s 40th-anniversary issue was that some educators aren’t on board in promoting no-till. Such appears to be the case with Emerson Nafziger, who continues to devote considerable effort to the need for tillage
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Frank Comments

Is No-Till Still A Fad?

One of the comments No-Till Farmer editors heard while pulling together material for last month’s 40th-anniversary issue was that some educators aren’t on board in promoting no-till. Such appears to be the case with Emerson Nafziger, who continues to devote considerable effort to the need for tillage
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A Winning Formula To Break Down Tough Residue

Agronomist says a mixture of 28%, Thio-Sul, humates, sugar and water can help digest today’s tough corn stalks for better corn yields the following year.
Corn residue has its good and bad points. It’s not so good if it interferes with no-till seed placement or crop emergence, but it’s a great source of food for soil biological activity and contains valuable nutrients for the next year’s crop.
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