Articles by John Dobberstein

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Cover Crops: Starting Is The First Step

The right covers can transform tough soils, but no-tillers must fight past early challenges to find what works on their farm, Terry Taylor says.
Terry Taylor has spent much of his adult life figuring out how to unlock the potential of cover crops on his southern Illinois farm.
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Recent Rainfall, Early Harvest May Bring Flush Of Fall Weeds

Properly applied fall burndown herbicides can control quick-hitting winter annuals and provide some residual protection, making for cleaner no-till fields ahead of planting next spring.
Due to some late-summer rainfall and an early harvest this year in many states, no-tillers who aren’t seeding cover crops may want to beef up their fall weed-control program to help keep fields clean for next year.
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5 Steps To Boost No-Till Wheat Yields

Controlling weeds and head scab, and hiking seeding and nitrogen rates may help no-tillers find an edge with winter wheat.
When it comes to no-tilling winter wheat, there’s no cookie-cutter approach to making it work, says University of Kentucky researcher Lloyd Murdock.
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