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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Time Savings Allow for Speciality Crops

High-starch corn and Roundup Ready soybean seed are two crops made possible because no-tilling gives Sam Swinford the time needed for these niche markets.
We made our initial commitment to continuous no-tilling during the early years of Roundup Ready soybean development. We had gained experience with no-tilling double-cropped soybeans into wheat stubble, but we weren’t totally impressed. We found that heavy residue from the wheat crop tied up nitrogen and was costing us fertilizer dollars. We were also experimenting with no-tilling soybeans into corn stubble, which was getting easier with new narrow-row equipment.
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How Do I No-Till Non-GMOs Again? - Scott Odle - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download


In a year of tight margins, planting non-GMO corn can offer tremendous cost savings. Dust off the old thinking cap and refresh your memory on how to manage herbicide and insecticide programs with non-GMO or conventional corn. Scott Odle, president of Spectrum Seed Solutions, addresses important herbicide considerations and look at varying pesticide management practices for no-tilling non-GMOs. A no-tiller and cover crop user, Odle also discusses his herbicide timing, drift management and ways to keep the plant healthy to reduce insect pressure on his 2,500-acre farm in Linden, Ind.


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