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No-Till Movement In U.S. Continues To Grow

The most recent Census of Agriculture found no-tilled acres in the U.S. reached a new high of 96 million acres in 2012, but experts say obstacles remain to more consistent adoption of the practice.
Nearly 35% of cropland acres in the U.S. are no-tilled and more than 10 million acres of cover crops have been seeded across the country.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Do Plows Need Cigarette-Style Warnings?

The consequences of plowing farm ground are so serious, John Baker says the implements should have warnings on them similar to cigarettes. We’ve always argued here at No-Till Farmer that tillage is addictive, especially when it’s recreational tillage that accomplishes little or nothing.
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Tips For Making No-Tilled Corn-On-Corn Successful

No-tillers and planter experts share their advice in working through tough corn residue and achieving good stands in continuous corn.
Price advantages. Nutrient management. Increasing organic matter. Soil types. There are many reasons a no-tiller may decide to work with a corn-on-corn rotation, but continuous no-till corn isn’t absent of challenges.
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Looking Down On Soil Life

What goes on in the top 2 inches of your no-tilled soil is especially important after the growing season.
When you walk across a no-till field, Jill Clapperton says you’re walking on the rooftop of a bustling community. No-tilled soils teem with life, and with the right management techniques, you can use these busy organisms to your benefit, says the the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada soil biologist stationed at the Lethbridge Research Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.
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Let Cover Crops Trim Your Herbicide Costs

With nitrogen and weed control costs going up, here’s plenty of South America ammunition on the benefits of keeping your no-till fields covered all year long.
If you're looking for ways to trim no-till herbicide bills, research done in Paraguay indicates seeding cover crops can help you get the job done. Keeping the soil covered can be an effective way to reduce weed concerns when no-tilling.
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Nitrogen Management Vs. No-Till

Check out ways no-tillers are doing a better job of applying nutrients in the face of growing environmental concerns.
With nitrogen management becoming even more important, No-Till Farmer readers have shared a wealth of valuable ideas for helping protect the environment.
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