Articles by Dan Zinkland

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Soil Fungi Are The Root Of All Yields

Invisible to the naked eye, soil fungi bring nutrients and water to roots and fend off disease, too
If you asked 1,000 people what part of the plant is responsible for uptake of moisture and nutrients, 999 would say it’s the roots, says Larry Simpson, director of education and training for Mycorrhizal Applications in Grants Pass, Ore.
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Is There A Good Alternative Soybean?

Non-GMO and specialty soybeans offer growers the possibility of solid yields, management of glyphosate resistance and good financial returns — if they can identify a market
Soybeans that tolerate glyphosate have accounted for more than 90% of U.S. soybean acreage for much of the past decade. But no-tillers may be able to find conventional soybeans or alternatives to Roundup Ready that are more profitable due to premiums and offer the added bonus of managing for glyphosate resistance by using herbicides with differing modes of action.
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What’s The Payback On Precision Ag?

Researcher studies the value of lightbars, universal and integrated auto-steering and seed row shutoff clutches, as well other intangibles of precision technology
It makes sense to scrutinize the financial returns of precision ag technology costs, says Matt Darr, an Iowa State University ag engineer. But Darr says farmers continually remind him about the intangible benefits of using these tools that in many cases are just as important as dollars-and-cents justification.
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Strip-Tillers Putting Manure In Its Place

Injecting manure into strips allows more efficient use of manure, increases yields and creates a positive public perception of farmers
Strip-tilling and applying manure simultaneously may make as much sense as other dynamic duos in agriculture, like corn and soybeans, ham and eggs and “rain makes grain.”
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8 Areas To Focus On For Higher Wheat Yields

Residue management, proper seeding rates, timely nitrogen applications and scouting for diseases are some of the keys to pushing no-till wheat yields to worthwhile levels
From the Pacific Northwest to the Great Plains to the Eastern Corn Belt, no-tillers John Aeschliman, Dan Forgey, Allen Dean and Romey Bardwell grow different varieties of dryland wheat in different soils in areas receiving vastly different amounts of rain.
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5 Top Tips For Readying John Deere No-Till Drills

Investing time now to maintain John Deere no-till drills with single-disc openers can head off costly downtime and improve field performance.
John Deere's no-till single-disc opener, such as those used on its 750, 1590, 1850, 1890 and other drills, is the most common drill opener on the market.
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