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Double-Cropping Veterans Share Expertise On Wheat, Soybeans

With attention to details, double-cropping systems cover the soil, improve soil health, ward off pests and diseases and protect profits, say veteran no-tillers John and Alexander Young.
The reasons for squeezing a 3-year crop rotation into 2 years otherwise known as double cropping are fourfold. John Young and his son Alexander can attest to them.
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Adding New Layers To Create A No-Till System

Crop diversity, better seeding equipment and using a ‘journal’ to avoid repeating mistakes brings success for North Dakota no-tiller Kevin Larson.
Documenting failures and successes in a photo journal helps North Dakota no-tiller Kevin Larson evaluate and build on his no-till system.
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Fine-Tuning Fertility In A Quest For Top Yields

Pennsylvania no-tiller Dean James is focusing on secondary macronutrients, micronutrients and precision fertilizer applications to bring yields to the next level.
Plugging the lowest leak in the fertility barrel to boost yields and cut waste is the goal Dean James set for the 1,250-acre farm he manages. But achieving that goal requires creating a detailed fertility picture.
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“Strip-Twinning” Toward 300-Bushel Corn

Twin-row, strip-tilled continuous corn is helping Illinois farmer John Obery pursue his goal of growing the highest yields possible, but the system demands a great deal of ingenuity and patience.
Conventional wisdom at the coffee shop says John Obery’s twin-row, strip-tilled continuous corn won’t work and conventional tillage is the way to farm. But the Metamora, Ill., strip-tiller, who began farming in 1973, sets his own course.
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Fall Sprays Make No-Till Work Better

Shane Reinneck says keeping fields free of henbit, marestail and winter annuals helps him plant earlier and start clean in the spring.
As much as Shane Reinneck values residue, the Freeburg, Ill., no-tiller knows residue slows the warming of his soils, forcing him to be a little more patient than conventional-till neighbors when it comes to planting.
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