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[Podcast] Balancing Insecticide Use and Soil Health Through An IPM Approach

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome John Tooker, an entomologist from Penn State University who says, "integrated Pest Management is more than just knowing what to spray and when."
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome John Tooker, an entomologist from Penn State University who says, "integrated Pest Management is more than just knowing what to spray and when."
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No Magic Formula for No-Till Success

Concentrating on 10 basic ideas while trimming back acres has helped veteran no-tiller Mike Wolpert enjoy more time with his family.

WHILE NO-TILLING for more than two decades, Mike Wolpert has pulled together a number of basic success strategies.

The Hurricane, W. Va., grower started farming with conventional tillage in a partnership arrangement in 1974. The operation took a major financial hit during the 1980s’ “Farm Crisis” due to poor cash flow, expansion at the wrong time, 3 years of low yields due to the weather and low commodity prices.


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Manage ‘Good’ Insects Like Your Farm Depends On It

No-till practices and diverse cover-crop mixes are like a beacon to beneficial insect communities that pollinate crops, munch on weed seeds and kill yield-robbing crop pests — all to your benefit.
For every yield-robbing pest no-tillers know of in a field, there are 1,700 insect species that are beneficial or neutral to their farm.
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Tips To Avoid Pesticide Spray Drift

Recently, pesticide spray drift from different pesticide applications caused damage to field corn on a bordering farm, vegetables in an adjacent backyard, trees and bushes in a nearby state park and vegetation on an adjoining campus.
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