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How to Change with the Climate to Maintain No-Till Yields, Productivity

More erratic precipitation patterns and shifting seasons are reinforcing the value of a comprehensive no-till plan for improving soil health.
For Jerry Hatfield, laboratory director at the USDA National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, climate change isn’t something that’s coming — it’s already here.
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Sheared, Cut Residue Benefits Earthworms, No-Tilling

Data from a family-owned western Illinois research farm demonstrates that more finely processed corn stalks break down more quickly, improve nutrient cycling and earthworm populations.

RECENT RESEARCH on Alpha, Ill., no-tiller Marion Calmer’s farm appears to show the value of using advanced technology in today’s corn heads to more effectively manage residue during harvest.


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