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Digging Deeper to Find Nitrogen-Rich Treasures

Soil samples are typically taken from 6-12 inches, but Ray Weil believes no-tillers must go much deeper to discover the true nature of nutrient availability.
Most no-tillers perform various types of soil sampling on prescribed schedules to gain insight into myriad soil health performance indicators, including nutrient and mineral content, as well as soil organic matter.
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[Podcast] Digging Deeper into Cover Crop Benefits

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, author and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil discusses his findings regarding the principles of soil productivity.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, author and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil discusses his findings regarding the principles of soil productivity.
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Increased Nitrogen Rates May Lead to More Acid Soil Concerns

Experts explain how soil sampling by layers and effective liming can help no-tillers overcome the ‘additive’ effect on soil acidity.
Concerns among no-tillers about the impact of high nitrogen (N) rates on soil acidity appear to be on the increase. And it’s more of a problem with continuous no-till since some growers are spreading less lime due to increasing soil organic matter and decomposition.
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Testing Cover Crops' Ability to Hold and Release Nutrients

Trey Hill of Harborview Farms in Rockhall, Md., talks about the cover crop test plot they’re working on with University of Maryland soil scientist Ray Weil through a program with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. They’re studying the amount of nutrients the cover crops can hold onto and when Harborview Farms can expect to see those nutrients used by their cash crops.
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No-Till Experts Share Their Best Ideas

NNTC speakers say cover crops, precision ag technology can help growers squeeze more profit out of every acre
In January I attended the 19th annual National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) in Cincinnati with more than 800 new and veteran no-till professionals.
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