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Proposed Standard For Phosphorus Sees Setback

Last summer, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials floated a nationwide standard to limit the amount of phosphorus farmers could apply to fields. But by December, they had pulled it back in the face of stiff opposition from a group of agriculture scientists.
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Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia Confirmed

Kansas State University scientists have completed long-term evaluations of a limited number of independent kochia (Kochia scoparia) populations on privately-owned land in western Kansas that are now confirmed to be glyphosate-resistant.
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Soil Needs 'Glue' For Good Structure

Ray Archuleta, who works for the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, is passionate about no-till and he reminded producers that what makes a successful no-till system is in the things you don’t necessarily see on the ground.
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Plant's Ability To Mine Nutrients Found

Scientists from the John Innes Centre and the University of Oxford have discovered which genes control the specialized nutrient mining machine that develops on the surface of plant roots.
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Jensen Succeeds With Spring Strip-Till

Simultaneous strip-till, fertilizer application and planting is the right springtime combination for Fayette County corn and soybean producer Collin Jensen, who saves fuel, reduces soil erosion, improves soil quality and lessens compaction by farming this way.
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Sunflower Growers Find Strip-Till Works

John Riley and Chris Holovach live hundreds of miles apart and farm under quite different environments. But both agree that producing sunflower under a strip-till system appears to have a definite place in their farming operation.
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