Articles by John Dobberstein

Timing, Placement and Soil Testing Key to Preventing Phosphorus Losses

Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
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Excessive ‘N’ Application Burning the Carbon Pool

Soil microbes make quick work of soil nitrogen not taken up by plants, so it’s best for no-tillers to tailor applications to crops and not treat their soil profile as a bank, Richard Mulvaney says.
Soil microbes make quick work of soil nitrogen not taken up by plants, so it’s best for no-tillers to tailor applications to crops and not treat their soil profile as a bank, Richard Mulvaney says.
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Making Lemonade from No-Tilled ‘Lemon’ Acreage

Veteran no-tillers John and Alex Young share how strategically adding tile to certain fields has pulled up yields in areas that can be unfarmable in wet years.
Veteran no-tillers John and Alex Young share how strategically adding tile to certain fields has pulled up yields in areas that can be unfarmable in wet years.
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Early Control Key to Stopping Foxtail

A basic plan with pre-emergent herbicides should be enough to keep giant foxtail from dinging yields.
Foxtail is a prevalent foe in the northern and eastern Corn Belt, reported by the Weed Science Society of America as the fifth most common weed dealt with by farmers, although it’s not ranked among the most troublesome.
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