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Fine-Tuning Fertility In A Quest For Top Yields

Pennsylvania no-tiller Dean James is focusing on secondary macronutrients, micronutrients and precision fertilizer applications to bring yields to the next level.
Plugging the lowest leak in the fertility barrel to boost yields and cut waste is the goal Dean James set for the 1,250-acre farm he manages. But achieving that goal requires creating a detailed fertility picture.
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Onfarm Research Aids Hybrid, Variety Selection

Using precision technology and a mix of hybrids or varieties can help no-tillers improve their evaluation system and make better seed choices
Selecting the most appropriate hybrids and varieties can vastly improve profitability on your farm. But this decision can be difficult because there are so many options.
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Does Grid Sampling Really Pay?

The costs to identify nutrient variability can be minimal while helping you put fertilizer where it needs to be for even greater returns.
Soil sampling season is definitely here, and many producers are now using grid or management zone sampling rather than low-density soil sampling.
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Working Up The Precision Learning Curve

Managing your farm fields as mini fields will lead to better nutrient management, proper seeding rates and more profitable yields.
This past spring, I took a big step and invested a significant amount of money in some new precision farming equipment. For years, we have been using a yield monitor to record our yields and evaluate corn hybrids and soybean varieties in our on-farm replicated plots.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Strip-Tilling Boosts Yields With Colder, Heavier Soils

Yield monitor data indicates this Iowa father and son team may be able to slash nitrogen needs with corn by as much as 80 pounds per acre.
My first “no-tilling” experiences were in 1989 when I planted soybeans directly into old corn rows. I saw immediate labor and fuel savings and harvested yields that were consistent with conventional tilling.
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