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Adam Chappell Mulches Out of P and K

2022 Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Award recipient is slashing synthetic inputs with no-till, cover crops and lots of added carbon.
Adam Chappell remembers when he decided to remove two elements from his farm’s periodic table. Until 2015, the fourth-generation Arkansas no-tiller and 2022 Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Award recipient had been purchasing the usual rates of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) on his family land outside of Cotton Plant, Ark., where he farms with his brother, Seth.
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Three Ways to Reduce Nitrogen Loss

Nitrate leaching is a major concern in coarse-textured agricultural soils because it can cause economic losses for farmers and contaminate groundwater. While some nitrate leaching may be inevitable when growing corn on sandy soils, there are several management strategies that can be implemented to limit nitrate loss. Here are some key takeaways from a recent five-year study looking at three major factors impacting nitrate leaching: drainage, nitrogen availability, and cropping system.
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Alfalfa, Red Clover can Furnish N for Following Crops

Legumes still can provide valuable N to today’s cropping systems. Legumes also contribute a non-nitrogen rotation effect due to addition of soil organic matter and improvement in soil health. Corn grown following alfalfa stands that are 2+ years old (and contained at least 50% alfalfa) require no nitrogen fertilizer on many soils. Red clover N credits are less than for alfalfa.


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No-Till Highlights: Week of April 13, 2022

No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. “No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web" is brought to you by Mixmate by PRAXIDYN.
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Timing Cover Crop Termination to Meet Your Residue Goals

Cover crops are used to address multiple resource concerns and can provide a wide range of conservation benefits including reduced soil erosion, scavenged residual soil nitrogen, weed suppression, and supplemental livestock forage. The carbon to nitrogen (C:N) ratio of the cover crop determines the durability of the cover crop residue.


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[Podcast] No-Till Rice and Mulching What’s Available With Adam Chappell

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, sponsored by Yetter Farm Equipment, fifth-generation Arkansas farmer Adam Chappell, joins us to talk about how he got into no-till, what methods he employs, what he sees for the future, and more.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, sponsored by Yetter Farm Equipment, fifth-generation Arkansas farmer Adam Chappell, joins us to talk about how he got into no-till, what methods he employs, what he sees for the future, and more.
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