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[Podcast] Managing Soil Biology for Faster Crop Residue Breakdown

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by Doug Miller from Midwest Bio-Tech who provides an in-depth look into the science behind residue breakdown
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by Doug Miller from Midwest Bio-Tech who provides an in-depth look into the science behind residue breakdown
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Power of Legumes, Part 3

Five fields sampled for biological diversity and measured with the Phospholipid Fatty Acid (PFLA) test showed some interesting results.
On our farm we sampled five fields for biological activity this fall. We waited to sample the fields until the middle of September. The reason we waited was to get some rain so we could get our probe in the ground. We also figured moisture may increase the amount of biological activity.
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No-Tillers Ready to Make Slight Cuts with Fertilizer

After increasing per-acre spends on fertilizer in 2014, no-tillers will try to trim expenditures mostly through cuts to soybean applications.
Year after year, fertilizer is the big gorilla in the room when it comes to farm expenditures. In 2014, the readers of No-Till Farmer spent an average of $85,513 per farm to feed their crops — far outpacing the average of $69,732 spent on average, per farm, for land rent.
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Restoring Soil Health webinar

[Webinar] Restoring Soil Health in Troubled Fields

So what do you do when you have a field that underperforms and its soil is in dire need of being rejuvenated? While no-till might be a good start, reduced tillage is only part of the plan for restoring the productivity of farmland. Doug Miller, agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech shares a look into a real-life, soil-reclamation example that will help you understand how improved soil biological activity impacts the productivity of farmland. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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