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New Soil Test May Help No-Tillers Pick Covers, Cut Fertilizer Costs

A 24-hour rapid test could help farmers unlock the secret to fertility potential in their soils and make more informed decisions about fertilizer applications.
A new method of soil testing that measures the drying and rehydration cycles in farm ground could help no-tillers use fertilizer more efficiently and even choose the best cover crops to seed ahead of the next crop.
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Someday Soon, You’ll Be Able To “Drought Proof” Your No-Till Corn

New corn genetics aimed at overcoming drought concerns may prove extremely valuable to no-tillers already making efficient use of available moisture.
While no-tillers are already relying on crop residue to help make more efficient use of available water, the development of drought-tolerant corn will help stabilize yields when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver needed rains.
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No-Till’s Most Unforgivable Sins

There are a number of things you can do to increase yields and profits. Here’s what you should never, ever do.
Growers in all tillage disciplines have one common goal: yield. No matter whether you’re chisel- or moldboard plowing, strip-tilling, minimum-tilling or die-hard no-tilling, the more you grow, the more you make. Theoretically. But how do you make sure that you're reaching your crop's genetic potential? Since the days of Nostradamus, growers have been struggling with that question.
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No-Tilling Fibers

They aren't your normal no-tilled crops, but growing industrial hemp and kenaf could earn dollars as cash crops or cover crops
When Steve Groff began looking at ways to boost his no-till income, fiber crops in theory, appeared to be a profitable possibility.
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