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Winter Cover, Better Spraying Build Stronger Soil, Cleaner Fields

Kentucky no-tiller Jack Estes is seeing promising results from keeping his fields covered as much as possible, switching up herbicides and improving sprayer performance.
The Estes family may have adopted no-till in 1983 to avoid picking rocks, but in the 32 years since they’ve seen many more advantages to giving up the plow.
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Video: Reaping the Rewards of Conservation and Adopting Better Management Practices

Jack Estes of Estes Brothers Farms talks about the family's experience with long-term no-till, including the benefits of improved soil structure, timesaving and higher organic matter levels, as well as how cover crops are further helping in areas that typically wash. He also explains how zone sampling showed the pH variability in their fields from previous tobacco crops, and why he's now premixing his AMS before spraying.
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