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[Webinar] Starter Fertilizer and Fungicide: Getting Your No-Till Crop Off to the Best Possible Start

For this installment of the No-Till Farmer webinar series sponsored by Vive Crop Protection we're joined by Kelly Greig, biologist for Vive Crop Protection, who will help you understand the obstacles impacting the germination and emergence of no-till crops and new approaches to warding off diseases while feeding the plant in-furrow. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]


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What You Can Learn from a Post-Planting Scouting Trip

Scouting fields after planting is over can help no-tillers learn what tweaks might be needed for their planting operations or weed management programs.
ONCE CROPS emerge, it’s a good time for early-season scouting to identify pests like cutworms and wireworms, and to evaluate your planter and starter-fertilizer performance.
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The Final Act: Closing The Seed Slot

Field variability, tougher trash and growers’ early-planting ambitions drive improvements to planter closing wheels used in no-till fields.
When planting is done and crops begin to emerge, no-tillers have a chance to evaluate how well their planter has performed — including whether the unit’s closing wheels are doing the job closing the seed slot.
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Slugging It Out With Slugs

Both no-tilled corn and soybeans are hit hard by these pests.
Slugs were likely a major worry for some no-tillers again this spring. In fact, a few Ohio growers have abandoned no-till because of them, maintains Ron Hammond, entomologist with the Ohio State University Agricultural Experiment Station at Wooster, Ohio.
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