Soil Health

Finding Success with No-Tilled Sugarbeets

Cooler soils, moisture retention, better emergence and more sugar content and tonnage are just some of the reasons Greg Schlemmer is going all-in on no-tilling sugarbeets.
It’s not uncommon to see farmers in Montana disc rip, plow, roll, level and ridge their fields to raise sugarbeets — even ridging a second time if wind or storms either flatten or wash away the ridges.
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New Technology That Can Help Nitrogen Stick Around Longer

No-tillers with certain soil types and weather challenges may find ESN’s technology is a good fit for raising high-yielding, profitable corn while protecting their ‘N’ investment.
No-tillers with certain soil types and weather challenges may find ESN’s technology is a good fit for raising high-yielding, profitable corn while protecting their ‘N’ investment.
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Tips for Managing Cover Crop Mixes for More No-Till Benefits

Choosing a cover crop cocktail is only a start, says Adam Daugherty, as managing carbon-to-nitrogen ratios and adapting planting strategies play a big role in success.
There are many variables for growers to consider when they’re implementing cover-crop mixes into their no-till rotation — including mix design, carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratios, cash-crop goals, termination strategies and biomass management.
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