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Are You in Love With the Residue?

Younger members of the Peterson family that runs Peterson Farm Bros. near Assaria, Kan., shares their love for no-till residue and soil health in this parody of Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Shape of You.” The family raises 1,400 acres of corn, alfalfa and forage sorghum as food for beef cattle and wheat, milo and soybeans for cash crops.
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How High Residue Fields Affect Herbicide Effectiveness

Fall application of herbicides is effective for controlling perennial weeds, as they begin to store carbohydrates produced through photosynthesis in the roots. Applied herbicides are translocated to the roots of the weeds as the carbohydrates are being stored, thus killing the whole plant.
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No-Till Savings No Longer ‘Chicken Feed’

Due to a tremendous increase in the price of diesel fuel, actual fuel-cost savings for no-tilling have shot up 606% in the past 15 years.
Treat the savings in fuel consumption per acre by switching to less tillage alone and you’ve definitely got a substantial savings.
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No-Till’s Measuring Stick

Cover crops, stacked rotations and soil cover of 60% or more after seeding are among the pillars of quality, continuous no-till, Rolf Derpsch says.

No-till may be practiced on more agricultural acres in the U.S. than any other country in the world. But South American no-till consultant Rolf Derpsch believes growers here shouldn’t be satisfied.


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