Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. Prior to joining No-Till Farmer, she served as an assistant editor for a greenhouse publication. Barrera holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Ball State University.

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Know Your Soils, Improve Their Quality to Help Soybean Fertility

Corn is usually the main focus of a grower’s fertility program, but no-tillers should pay just as much attention to their soybeans by knowing their soil quality and understanding nutrient availability.
Do you really need to fertilize your no-till soybeans? Can’t you just let them scavenge for what’s left in the soil after corn?
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10 Practices for Cutting Tile Nitrate Loads

University of Illinois Extension shares 10 steps growers can take to help reduce nitrates in the plant root zone, reduce delivery of nitrate to the field’s edge, and remove nitrogen at the edge of the field or downstream.
University of Illinois Extension shares 10 steps growers can take to help reduce nitrates in the plant root zone, reduce delivery of nitrate to the field’s edge, and remove nitrogen at the edge of the field or downstream.
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How to Read a Soil Test Report

Ward Laboratories president Ray Ward offers a step-by-step explanation on interpreting soil test reports to aid no-till management decisions.
Most no-tillers understand the importance of soil testing, as they typically serve as the baseline for fertilizer and lime purchases and application.
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