Soil Health

[Video] Efficient Cover Crop Seeding Machine for Cotton Rows

Elk City, Okla., no-tillers Spencer Smith (left) and his father, Jimmy Smith, talk about the Dalton Ag Mobility 600 fertilizer applicator they’re using to broadcast cereal rye into standing cotton, which is planted in 40-inch rows. The machine is PTO-driven and the Smiths can travel 6-7 mph to cover a lot of ground efficiently. The family has been seeding cereal rye on their farm for decades and say rye seeding between the rows has helped suppress weeds and markedly improve water infiltration and soil retention.
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2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference Speaker

A Strength in Numbers Solution to Strip-Tilled Soil Health

Soil health expert Frank Gibbs brings to share nearly 40 years of experience investigating innovative ways to boost biological activity and enhance earthworm populations at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Soil health expert Frank Gibbs brings to share nearly 40 years of experience investigating innovative ways to boost biological activity and enhance earthworm populations at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Manure Incorporation in No-Till Cropping Systems

On livestock farms with significant manure production, long term surface application of manure has resulted in a concentration of phosphorus in the top inch or two of soils, which can dissolve into surface water and leave the fields in clear run off. According to Penn State Extension, injection may be the answer for using liquid manure in no-till fields.


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