Nutrient Management

Look South For Tips On Continuous No-Tilling

Almost all no-tillers in South America have given up tilling completely. They use cover crops while U.S. no-tillers revert to tillage as a problem-solver
Most U.S no-tillers miss out on the full benefits of no-tilling because they incorrectly believe they must occasionally till for a variety of reasons, says Rolph Derpsch, an internationally respected no-till researcher and advocate from Paraguay.
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Learn Plenty From These No-Till Experts

45 top-notch no-till professionals will cover all aspects of this cropping system during the 14th annual National No-Tillage Conference being held Jan. 11 to 14, 2006, in St. Louis, Mo.
A super lineup of no-tillers, researchers, suppliers and educators will share their best tactics, tips, tricks and techniques during the mid-January National No-Tillage Conference to help you no-till more profitably in 2006. Offering an extraordinary mixture of new, traditional and controversial ideas, they’ll zero in on what you’ve told us are your specific no-till wants and needs at this annual gathering of the no-till clan.
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No-Tillers Could Capitalize in The Carbon Credit Market

Even without government regulations, some companies are making payments that could grow with public demand or legal mandates.
The still-germinating carbon credits market favors no-tillers, who ought to get on board early to make the most of the long-term financial rewards. That’s the advice from Mark Wilson, president of Land Stewards, a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm hired by the non-profit Ohio No-Till Council to study the subject.
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Consider Liquid Manure For Fertilizing No-Till Fields

Used properly, incorporated liquid manure provides no-tillers another option for meeting crop fertilization needs in the face of ever-increasing nitrogen costs.
Nitrogen costs keep rising, forcing no-tillers to examine fertilization program options and their impact on crops and the bottom line. For some no-tillers, liquid livestock manure might be an option — if they can overcome concerns about odors or the feasibility of incorporation.
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Take the Next Step With Mature No-Till Fields

Long-term no-tillers earn rewards from improved soils, but they also face new questions as they try to make the most of their evolving fields.
Dan Gillespie wonders if long-time no-tillers are taking full advantage of the improvements in their soils. Gillespie, a continuous no-tiller in Meadow Grove, Neb., for the past 15 years, is putting his own soils to the test and sharing his answers.
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