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Evaluating Herbicide Carryover on Cover Crops

To get a sense of which herbicides can be used before a specific cover crop species and which can’t, Purdue University weed scientist Bryan Young compiled research from the University of Wisconsin, Purdue University, University of Missouri and Penn State University, as well as commercial research conducted by retired University of Illinois Extension agronomist Mike Plumer.
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Halt Emergence to Wipe Out Lambsquarters

While its seed bank can survive for years, pre-emergence applications and leaving seeds vulnerable to predation can keep this weed under control.
While its seed bank can survive for years, pre-emergence applications and leaving seeds vulnerable to predation can keep this weed under control.
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Making No-Till Work with Continuous Corn and Manure

Despite an abundance of residue and 3 million gallons of liquid cattle manure to inject, the Meiers are seeing success with no-till and learning how to add cover crops to the system.
Despite an abundance of residue and 3 million gallons of liquid cattle manure to inject, the Meiers are seeing success with no-till and learning how to add cover crops to the system.
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Get to the Roots to Maximize Corn Yields

Taking a look at how the corn roots grow under different conditions can provide valuable insight into choosing the right hybrids and making necessary management changes.
Taking a look at how the corn roots grow under different conditions can provide valuable insight into choosing the right hybrids and making necessary management changes.
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Seed Firmer Reads Organic Matter While You Plant

Precision Planting’s SmartFirmer combines seed firming with a high-resolution sensor to create soil maps on the go and variable-rate populations and hybrids based on organic matter.
No Tillers know that the success of their season relies primarily on that moment when the seed meets the soil. A planting trip that results in a strong, even emergence across the field sets the stage for higher yields come harvest.
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