Articles by Laura Barrera

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Precision, Covers, Planter Tweaks Piece Together No-Till Success

Ohio no-tillers Steve and Doug Longfellow are saving inputs, improving soils and hiking yields on their heavy clay fields by building a complete no-till system.
After taking a gradual approach to adopting no-till on their Ohio farm 20 years ago, Steve Longfellow and his son, Doug, are finding success by adding more pieces to the puzzle.
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Gypsum Increases Yields, Reduces Fertilizer Use, Improves Soil Balance

A survey of hundreds of no-tillers reveals they saw $1.68 worth of benefits for every dollar spent on gypsum applications, with the payback being higher with long-term use.
More often than not, the benefits of gypsum applications exceed the application cost, and the amendment can serve as a tool to mitigate drainage issues and increase yields, says a recent survey involving hundreds of no-tillers.
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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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