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Strip-Tillers Narrowing Their Options

Growers using rows less than 30 inches are preserving residue and still getting the many strip-till benefits they’re accustomed to.
Whether it’s strip-tilling on 20- or 22-inch rows, a small, but dedicated number of strip-tillers are making narrow rows work for them.
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Tips For Top-Notch Variable-Rate Seeding

More corn growers are interested in using variable rate seeding (VRS) technology to optimize return on their annual seed investment. A recent survey showed that among Corn Belt farmers with over 1000 acres, more than one-third have VRS capability on their planters and 20% actually use this capability.
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Holding On To Bt

If no-till corn growers don't take precautionary measures, European corn borer will likely strike back against BT corn.
The introduction of hybrids containing the Bt gene gave no-tillers a new management tool to reduce European corn borer losses, but how long this tool will remain effective is the responsibility of growers.
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