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[Webinar] What Are We Learning from Soil Biological Testing?

In this webinar, sponsored by Midwest Bio-Tech, we took a look at our valuable soil with crop consultant and no-tiller Daniel Davidson of Stanton, Neb., and Midwest Bio-Tech agronomist and vice president Doug Miller who explained differences and challenges with available soil biological testing methods and shared some concepts learned from 2 years of field use. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Evaluating Your Crops After Tough Spring Weather

Scout your fields, manage weeds proactively and provide timely applications of nutrients if you want to reach or exceed your yield goals this year.
On our farm in northeast Nebraska, both corn and soybeans were planted in a timely manner — by May 10 — after a cold, dry and open winter and then a dry and cold spring.
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Simple Steps to Assess the Health of No-Till Soils

No-tillers who are truly curious about soil health should use all the tools available today to measure the biological, chemical and physical nature of their fields.
Soil health seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. We read stories about it, agencies are funding research and education about the topic, experts are giving presentations, scientists are conducting experiments and agronomists and farmers are being trained on it.
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Building A Better No-Till Soil

Gypsum, cover crops, manure and even vertical tillage can be part of a multifaceted no-till system that improves soil health and brings in higher yields.
There's no doubt most no-tillers are good stewards of the land and want to conserve it for themselves and future generations. To most farmers, that means conserving their soil base — and to others it means improving it.
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Uncovering The Profit In No-Tilled Soybeans

Reducing seeding rates, using no-till planters and switching to non-GMO varieties are just a few of the things no-tillers are considering to improve the bottom line.
As soybean prices came off highs of $14 per bushel last summer to trade in the $8 to $9 range, raising a profitable no-till soybean crop for 2009 got a little more difficult.
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