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Focus on Soil Organic Matter, Cover

I’ll have to say, the first time I looked at the U.S. Drought Monitor Index map released for June 2, I was shocked. The pockets of orange, yellow and brown indicating extreme drought in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, seemingly permanent fixtures, had all but disappeared in a span of 4-6 weeks.


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Don’t Let Lingering Herbicides Hamper Cover Crop Success

The wrong herbicide used at the wrong time, or impacted by the wrong environmental conditions, can limit — or even destroy — a costly cover crop seeding.
Sometimes cover crops fail. This is especially true as no-tillers navigate the trial-and-error years of determining what species, seeding methods and timings work in their region and on their farm.
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Only 6 Inches of Rainfall

In South Central Washington, you'll find one of the driest wheat-growing regions in the entire world. Receiving only 6-8 inches of rain per year, many farmers in this area rely on no-till to conserve water, maximize yields and earn better profits.
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