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Manure Isn't What it Used to Be

University of Minnesota Extension researchers say they're planning to launch a computer database to monitor manure nutrient values. Past values don't match the results in testing, which frequently contain more plant nutrients than past values indicate.


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Adam Chappell Mulches Out of P and K

2022 Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Award recipient is slashing synthetic inputs with no-till, cover crops and lots of added carbon.
Adam Chappell remembers when he decided to remove two elements from his farm’s periodic table. Until 2015, the fourth-generation Arkansas no-tiller and 2022 Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Award recipient had been purchasing the usual rates of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) on his family land outside of Cotton Plant, Ark., where he farms with his brother, Seth.
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[Podcast] No-Till Rice and Mulching What’s Available With Adam Chappell

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, sponsored by Yetter Farm Equipment, fifth-generation Arkansas farmer Adam Chappell, joins us to talk about how he got into no-till, what methods he employs, what he sees for the future, and more.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, sponsored by Yetter Farm Equipment, fifth-generation Arkansas farmer Adam Chappell, joins us to talk about how he got into no-till, what methods he employs, what he sees for the future, and more.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Fertilizer Expenses Creep Upward

After slashing their fertilizer bill nearly 27% in 2016, no-tillers battled to keep their spending on applied nutrients to a 4% increase last year.
After having made considerable cuts to their fertilizer spending in 2016, No-Till Farmer readers fought hard to hold on to those dollars in a bid to stay profitable in 2017. They did well, for the most part.
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No-Tillers May Want to Re-Examine Soil Test ‘K’, Application Habits

Study finds little or no correlation between soil-test potassium levels and higher yields, with crop residue and deeper soil reserves providing more than enough of the nutrient.
No-Tillers looking for a way to cut fertility costs might want to review what they’re spending on potash (KCI) and other potassium (K) fertilizers, because in many soil types and situations there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money, says Saeed Khan.
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