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[Podcast] The Tye Grain Drill and Narrow-Row Soybeans

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with John Tye, who was instrumental in creating the Tye grain drill that supported narrow-row soybean seeding.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with John Tye, who was instrumental in creating the Tye grain drill that supported narrow-row soybean seeding.
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Ergot in Small Grains and Grasses: 6 Considerations

One plant disease to keep a lookout for when harvesting grains and grasses for animal and human consumption is ergot, which generates toxic alkaloids that could potentially create problems with livestock feeding and when trying to market a small grain crop. The Crop Protection Network shares some of the commonly asked questions pertaining to ergot.
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Corn, Soybean Maturity Continues to Lag

While corn in the dough stage improved from 71% a week ago to 81% as of Sept. 1, the crop continues to trail last year’s development for this date, which was 95%, as well as the 5 year average of 93%. Corn dented is even further behind, with only 41% of this year’s crop at this stage vs. 73% last year on this date and 5 year average of 63%.
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