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Nitrogen Vs. Fungicides

Recent research from Illinois indicates there are ways of improving fungicide efficiency, due to plant-disease concerns, without losing yield. The key appears to be making sure an adequate amount of nitrogen is applied to the corn crop.
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Seed Treatments Taking Big Steps Forward

Once simple fungicides and insecticides, seed treatments are major multitaskers, tackling everything from insects to weather
No-tillers drop seeds into hostile territory like paratroopers parachuting into battle. Once in the soil, they have to fight through disease, insects, nematodes and often cold stress before emerging victorious as a strong, vigorous seedling.
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Keeton Seed Firmer Gets Nod As Top Product Of 2009

No-Till Farmer readers speak up on the best no-till products for their no-till operations in 11 categories
Without a doubt, one of the biggest concerns among no-tillers is seed placement. With the many attachments and tools available to move residue, drop seed in the row or close the seed slot, all are designed to put seed in the best possible position to emerge with the potential to be a high-yielding machine.
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Should No-Tillers Apply Fungicides Every Year?

University experts, experienced no-tillers weigh in on profitable fungicide management strategies for corn and soybeans.
Record-high 2008 corn and soybean prices arguably meant that a fungicide application — or any other input that nudged up yields — paid for itself and then some. But whether fungicides continue to be a tool that can be used profitably on a yearly basis as commodity prices settle is up for debate.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Striving For Lofty Goals With Strip-Till

Illinois father-son partners are seeking to hit consistent yields of 250 bushels after 5 years of highly successful continuous corn.
When I shared our no-till experiences at the 2004 National No-Tillage Conference, we had just made a serious shift from a corn-soybean rotation to continuous corn. After 5 years, we’ve learned a lot about growing corn on corn. Now we’re evaluating new technology that will take our strip-till operation to the “next level,” as I reported in Indianapolis during the 2009 event.
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2008 Product Of The Year

Fungicide Tapped By No-Tillers As Best Product For 2008

No-Till Farmer readers identify the cream of the no-till-product crop.
Trial and error is part of any innovative no-till operation, but with some insight from No-Till Farmer readers, maybe some error can be taken out of the trial. We asked our readers to cast their vote for the products that helped bring them success in the field in 2008. From equipment to inputs, readers identified their top products that worked as hard in the field as they do themselves.
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