Residue Management

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Building a More Successful No-Till Rotation

The key is constructing a rotation that fully utilizes available moisture and produces enough residue for the whole no-till system to succeed, says No-Till Notes columnist Mark Watson.
The key is constructing a rotation that fully utilizes available moisture and produces enough residue for the whole no-till system to succeed, says No-Till Notes columnist Mark Watson.
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No-Till Notes: Vertical Tillage Has Its Place in No-Till Fields

Whether it’s processing residue, removing surface compaction or seeding covers, vertical tillage can be a valuable tool in your no-till system.
As a no-tiller, any form of tillage is usually a bad word and some no-tillers are adamant that any form of soil disturbance is taboo. However, there are places where some form of ‘tillage’ has its place and can add value to a no-till system. All the worms, microbes and organic matter that no-till fosters won’t always be the solution to every soil problem.
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New Hesston Swather Gets Twice as Much Done

Ethan Neises, who no-tills 2,600 acres of crops and hay with his father, Ron, near Belle Plaine, Kan., talks about their switch to a Hesston WR9760 swather with RazorBar technology and how it helped them double their alfalfa production per hour over the previous Hesston model with a sickle head.
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[Podcast] Why You Need Diversity in Your No-Till System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck discusses the importance of diversity in a cropping system and the consequences a grower may face if his system isn’t diversified enough.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck discusses the importance of diversity in a cropping system and the consequences a grower may face if his system isn’t diversified enough.
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From the Desk of Laura Barrera

Keys to Speeding Up Residue Decomposition

While residue decomposition is largely controlled by the environment and soil conditions, there are some things no-tillers can do to help speed breakdown along.
While residue decomposition is largely controlled by the environment and soil conditions, there are some things no-tillers can do to help speed breakdown along.
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