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[Webinar] How Can No-Tillers Increase Soil Organic Matter?

When you begin to increase the organic matter levels of your farmland soils, you begin to give your crops a better chance of being more productive. In this No-Till Farmer webinar, Doug Miller, an agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech in Erie, Ill., helps you understand the factors that influence organic matter formation and how to manage the process of building organic matter. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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New Opportunities With Non-GMOs

Last month, Vermont became the first state to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The law won’t take effect until July 1, 2016 — if it ever happens. A federal bill introduced recently would ban states from passing such laws, and Vermont is preparing for a battle in court with the food industry.
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A Post-Planting Checklist To Keep No-Till Systems On Track

Scouting fields for planter performance, weed emergence and seedling nutrient deficiencies can help no-tillers improve their management decisions for sidedress applications and beyond.
Even if spring came late to your area, it’s important to take time after planting to review what went right and what could use some improvement.
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8 Tips For Fine Tuning No-Till Planter Performance

No-till planter specialist Dave Dum shares how to properly adjust and maintain some of the key no-till planter parts that will help accomplish a better stand and lead to higher yields.
If seed isn't planted correctly, no-tillers can expect to lose yield before the crop even emerges from the ground. Achieving high-yielding crops begins with a planter that is properly equipped, maintained and adjusted for field conditions.
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Why Your Glyphosate May Not Be Working

Hard water in the spray tank can cause double-digit reductions in the effectiveness of glyphosate applications, and may also be silently exacerbating problems with herbicide resistance in weeds.
The carefully calculated and measured rate of glyphosate that goes in the spray tank is the same deadly dose that makes it to weed leaves, right?
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Starter Fertilizer Tools Keep Evolving For No-Tillers

Surface banding starter fertilizer 2 to 3 inches off the row can provide a yield boost similar to 2-by-2 placement — without the need for openers.
For years we've known starter fertilizers have been essential for no-tillers to ensure early-season growth in our no-till farming systems. Using starter is necessary as plant root systems are evolving in size.
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