Nutrient Management


No-Tillers Practice the Art of ‘Covering Up’ for Decades

Over the years, no-tillers have led the way in seeding cover crops to boost soil health and capitalize on the many benefits they can bring to their farming operations.

The way some government agencies and ag groups are promoting cover crops these days, you’d think it was a brand-new idea. While cover crops are a hot topic, it’s not because of any major research breakthroughs or being brand new on the ag scene. 

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The No-Till Revolution, A Storied Timeline (Through 2021)

With more than 75 new updates, this historical record identifies what built no-till into a profitable farming practice now embraced on 110 million U.S. acres.

Success with no-tillage — a radical change in farming from conventional methods — was anything but assured when it got its commercial start 60 years ago. But success came, thanks to the vision, courage and dogged determination shared by many — and from every corner imaginable.

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Fall-Applied Anhydrous Ammonia Best Practices

To minimize the loss of nitrogen (N) from fall-applied anhydrous ammonia (AA), follow these four best practices as defined by Purdue University: seal the application slot, avoid applications on poorly-drained or excessively well-drained soils, wait till soil temperatures approach freezing, and use a nitrification inhibitor.
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