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Stalk Roller Links Residue Breakdown with No-Till Benefits

Manufacturer says by sizing corn stalks into small-but-connected pieces, the 360 Chainroll can increase microbial activity through faster residue decomposition and create a ‘virgin’ seedbed.
Managing corn residue can be an annual challenge for no-tillers, and finding the right tools and tactics to do so effectively is essential to maximizing yield potential and nutrient uptake.
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Fertilizer Tweaks, Equipment Updates Yield More Success For Strip-Tillers

A commitment to strip-till and ongoing nitrogen application trials and timing reward Illinois strip-tillers Dan and Trent Sanderson
When transitioning to strip-till, farmers may gradually adopt the practice, testing the system on a small number of acres and then expanding once they begin to see the benefits.
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Writing A New Prescription For Higher Corn Yields

360 Yield Center seeks to push corn yields consistently to 300 bushels per acre, and beyond, through better management and application of water and nitrogen.

Is 500-bushel corn really attainable? Those involved with the new Illinois-based company 360 Yield Center think so, through better identification and management of limiting factors in the field.


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Tweaks, Experiments Lead To Successful No-Till Transition

Whether it’s running four different sets of closing wheels, integrating precision technology or reviving soil fertility, Paul Butler is always looking for ways to improve his no-till operations.

When Paul Butler once considered the cost of all the equipment he’d need to get into farming, he didn’t think it was possible — until neighboring no-tiller Jeff Martin suggested no-till.


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An 'Honest No-Till Education' Yields Serious No-Till Learning

Weed biology, cloud data systems, nutrient cycling, biological pest control and much more were discussed at the 22nd annual National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Ill.
For the second year in a row, more than 1,000 attendees took in valuable tips and information about improving their no-tillage systems during the National No-Tillage Conference held in January at Springfield, Ill.
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No-Till Soybean Specialists Find Profitable Market Niche

After conquering the high-management requirements, Illinois no-tillers Matt and Connie Hughes are successfully no-tilling soybeans for seed production and raising non-GMO varieties to capture rising premiums.
Many no-tillers farming a typical corn-soybean rotation may focus their efforts into high-yielding crops. But one Illinois farm is seeing higher premiums, lower labor costs and more profits by focusing on soybeans.
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