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Manage Iron-Deficiency Chlorosis With Varieties

Variety selection is one of the best ways to manage iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC) problems in soybeans. IDC symptoms include yellowing between the veins of the trifoliate leaves and can result in growing-point death. With precision planting and global positioning systems, it is may be possible in the future to plant two different varieties on the same field.
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Don't Rely On Chemicals For Moldy Grain

Growers may be concerned about moldy grain and vomitoxin development in storage, but they shouldn’t rely on chemical treatments to prevent any further contamination, says an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist.
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Nitrogen Release From Vetch, Clover Studied

In collaboration with the Organic Grains Research group, Mary Parr, graduate student in the Soil Science department at NCSU, has been investigating nitrogen (N) fixation and release in a system involving roll-killed winter legume cover crops followed by no-till organic corn.
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Access Wet Field With Conservation Care

Farmers who still have crops in their fields are acting quick to access land and complete harvest operations. However, they must do so in a careful manner and be mindful of their conservation credo, according to Illinois State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Bill Gradle.

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Best P Placement With Strip-Till Depends On Soil Test

Traditionally, fertilizer phosphorus (P) is band-applied 6 to 7 inches deep in the strips at the time of strip tillage. This placement is thought to be ideal in terms of fertilizer use efficiency, early plant growth, and high yields. However, little research has been conducted to determine the optimum placement of P in strip-till systems.
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Continuous No-Till, Cover Crops Show Value

Since 1969, select farm plots at the University of Illinois have been in continuous no-till. In that time, the measure of organic matter has been boosted three-fold – from about 1 percent to 3.2 percent, without use of cover crops. In the same period, rotating between corn and soybean crops, the stored carbon in that soil has risen from 25,200 lbs per acre to 99,300 lbs.
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Vigilance Needed In Care Of Farmland

All farmers are environmentalists and need to be vigilant about caring for their farmland, says Doug Darling of Maybee. Mr. Darling’s family is being honored this week by the Monroe Conservation District with its Friends of Conservation Award.
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Large Levels Of Lime Cause Risks

Applying large amounts of lime can result in fairly rapid and substantial increases in soil pH at shallow soil depths. Although the lime eventually moves deeper into the soil profile, and the pH at the soil surface equilibrates and decreases somewhat, the temporary increase in pH can have consequences for the persistence and activity of herbicides applied this spring.
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