The possibility that some Bt-containing corn hybrids have higher lignin content than their non-genetically modified counterparts represents an unintended effect with no known mechanism, says Michael Lehman of the USDA-ARS-North Central Agricultural Research Lab in Brookings, S.D.
Near-surface soil aggregate structural properties, such as aggregate size distribution, stability, strength and wettability, determine the extent to which a soil will erode under water or wind erosive forces.
The good news is that most of the Midwest's late-planted corn crop escaped serious heat or drought stress during the critical pollination period and, to date, much of the important grain-filling period, says Bob Nielsen.
No-tiller David Groff from Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Pa., talks about the farm’s experience this year no-tilling hemp and the cover-crop mix and fertility plan they followed during the growing season.
The 28th annual National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of general sessions, No-Till Classrooms and invaluable No-Till Roundtables. Just as important is the chance to profit from unlimited hallway networking with the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in no-till during next January's event in St. Louis!
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