Articles by Laura Barrera

No-Till, Cover Crops Could Be Tools To Fight Palmer Amaranth

This devastating pigweed is starting to make its way into the Corn Belt. Here’s what no-tillers need to know to protect their crops from this voracious pest.
There’s just nothing good that can be said about Palmer amaranth. It’s capable of wiping out 78% of soybean yields and a whopping 91% of corn yields on a given farm. Studies have shown populations are resistant to glyphosate, atrazine and HPPD-inhibiting herbicides.
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Improved No-Till System Saves Seed, Soil And Nutrients

Veteran no-tiller Jeff Frey has found pairing manure and cover crops, updating his planter and using precision technology is a winning combination for his operation.
Future View Farm owner Jeff Frey may have pursued no-till back in the early 1970s for its time-saving benefits. But the impact it had on his sloping eastern Pennsylvania fields was what drove him to go to no-till full-time in the 1980s.
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