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Gypsum Balances Nutrients, Builds Up Soil Structure

Proper applications of gypsum, an efficient carrier of soluble calcium, can help no-tillers improve the soil environment for plants and reclaim problematic sodic soils.
When a no-tiller buys farm ground in some locations, such as the lake plain of northwest Ohio dominated by heavy clay, there isn’t much hope of changing the soil’s texture or mineralogy.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: In Search Of No-Till Planting Perfection: For Himself And Others

Years of onfarm experimentation have made no-tiller Bill Lehmkuhl a pro at drawing out prime planter performance.
No-tilling for 32 years doesn't mean I know it all. Over the years, I've come up against many new no-till challenges I've had to solve. Some were easier to spot than others. Some I stumbled across by accident.
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Don't Be Afraid To Fail At Something

What a week we had in St. Louis for the National No-Tillage Conference. We're trying to confirm that this 20th-anniversary event enjoyed all-time record attendance, likely surpassing the 900 level for the first time in the conference's history. (If you want to review highlights, visit our Twitter or Facebook pages.)
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Nutrient Balance Is No-Till Key

Paying close attention to every aspect of effective fertilization is critical for no-till success.
Galynn Beer's family has been successfully no-tilling for 20 years in western Oklahoma. “We were flood irrigating when we got started, and if you want a few challenges and obstacles, try no-tilling in flood irrigation,” says the director of sales operations with Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers in Guymon, Okla.
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New Products To Battle No-Till Corn Weeds, Insects

National No-Tillage Conference attendees heard fresh ideas on attacking both weeds and insects in no-tilled corn.
One of the hot topics at the National No-Tillage Conference held in Cincinnati was corn herbicides. Sara Gehant, technical support representative, Syngenta; David Lamore, technical service representative, Aventis CropScience; and Paul Sprangle, agronomy research manager, Monsanto; addressed issues on combatting corn weeds and introduced seven new products.
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