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No-Till, Cereal Rye Help Improve Crops on Sloping Fields

Randy Linville, who with his nephew, Dan, no-tills 1,700 acres of corn and soybeans near DeKalb, Mo., discusses how no-tilling, terraces and cereal rye seeded as a cover crop has sharply reduced soil erosion on their hilly terrain, and how a dedicated grid sampling program is helping the family get more bang for the buck with their fertilizer dollars.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Weeding Out No-Till Challenges

North Carolina grower Jimmy Thomas uses a combination of no-till practices to tackle weeds, rocks and marginal soils.
Weeds were one of the first challenges we faced when my father made the switch to no-till. Learning to manage weeds has been a critical part of our no-till success, and continues to be an important area for our management attention.
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Crop Diversity, Precision Technology Push No-Till Further

Seeing the potential for more than just erosion control, Ohio growers Bret and Gene Margraf overhauled their no-till system by adding wheat and cover crops, variable-rate seeding and fertility and split-nitrogen applications.
Thirteen thousand pounds of residue sounds like a lot to manage, but on Bret Margraf's farm it's not something to worry about.
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Emerging Tools For Evaluating Soils Could Change How You Farm

Improved electromagnetic sensors and on-the-go software yield 3-D maps of soil profiles that may help no-tillers fine-tune field management decisions.
We've been using precision technologies, such as yield monitors and variable-rate application, for more than a decade to help us fine-tune management practices and improve our production methods and profitability
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New Technologies Knocking: Do You Answer?

Whether it’s narrow rows, better guidance systems or innovative equipment, no-tillers should make sure these new tools help them meet their goals.
Every year, new technologies emerge that can make it easier for you to improve your profitability.
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