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Soil Testing, Cover Crops Prove Crucial to Fertility Management

The 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners utilizes yield maps, cover crops and variable-rate application in their successful quest for nutrient efficiency.
Recognized for their successful fertility practices, Jake Kaderly of Monticello, Wis., Stuart Lawrence of Rosetown, Saskatchewan and Richard Lyons of Harvel, Ill., were honored as the 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville.
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No-Till, Cover Crop Expert Mike Plumer Passes

The former University of Illinois Extension educator died on Christmas night, but left an invaluable gift of no-till knowledge for growers to follow.
It’s with great sadness that we report that cover crop expert and consultant Mike Plumer passed away Dec. 25, 2017. The former University of Illinois Extension educator had been hospitalized in hopes of receiving a lung transplant next month.
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Southern Rust Pushing into Southern Corn Belt

More yield damaging than common rust, growers advised to scout their fields in the event they need to treat for disease.
Extension services in Nebraska, Kansas and Kentucky are reporting that southern rust is making a substantial push in their states, while farmers in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana are cautioned to scout due to recent confirmed sightings in their states.
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No-Tillers Blaze a Path to Efficient Fertility, Higher Yields

No-tillers honored as Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners say soil and tissue testing, cover crops and split fertilizer applications have made their crop fertility more efficient and effective.
No-tillers honored as Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners say soil and tissue testing, cover crops and split fertilizer applications have made their crop fertility more efficient and effective.
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Diversity, Technology Boost Fertility Use, Crop Performance

Working in the Lake Erie watershed with heavy clay soils, no-tillers Les and Jerry Seiler are increasing productivity with their dedication to no-till, crop diversity and precision technology.
THERE ARE approximately 60 different soil types in Fulton County, and brothers Les and Jerry Seiler say they no-till crops in about 37 of them.
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Concerns Rise Over EPA’s Proposed Water Rule
THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule earlier this year to clarify protection for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. But many agriculture groups say it achieves the exact opposite.
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