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25 Years Of Unlocking Secrets To No-Till Success

Since 1988, the Graves-Chapple Research Center has been helping no-tillers in northwestern Missouri fine-tune their corn-and soybean system management and farm their no-tilled acres more sustainably.
Finding answers for farmers is the mission of all university research farms, but the Graves-Chapple Research Center in northwest Missouri zeroes in on the questions from a solidly no-till perspective.
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Switch To Strip-Till, Cover Crops Friendly To Yields And Profits

For Ontario farmer Blake Vince, taking a leap with strip-till practices helped him improve corn yields, preserve soil moisture and reduce expenditures on high-dollar fuel and fertilizer.
While the fear of failure keeps many farmers from pulling the trigger on game-changing decisions, the lessons of conservation farming were drilled into Blake Vince’s head by his father at an early age.
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‘Strip Refresher’ Fights Wet Springs, Boosts Emergence

Illinois strip-tiller Todd Mooberry says his invention helps cold, wet soils dry out and warm up faster, allowing for earlier planting and better stands.
Farmers in parts of the Midwest are accustomed to cool, damp springs, but waiting for fields to dry out can influence planting dates and negatively impact emergence and stands.
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‘Get With The System’ To Fine-Tune Seed Selection

Testing hybrids and varieties on your own farm, in multiple locations over a number of years, can help you get the best genetics and yields.
Selecting the most appropriate hybrids and varieties for your no-till farm can improve profits immensely, but this decision can be difficult because so many options are available.
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