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Breaking Through the ‘Fragipan’ with Annual Ryegrass

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are zeroing in on the organic compounds they believe can break through cement-like fragipan in soils.
Affecting about 50 million acres in the U.S., the fragipan is a naturally-occurring, cement-like soil layer that can reduce the water-holding potential of the soil by about 50% compared to other crop-producing soils, and can reduce crop yields by at least 20-25%.
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Trailblazers Recognized for No-Till Adoption, Growth

The 20th Class of No-Till Innovators is being honored for their research, teaching and front-line, field-management practices that encouraged no-till adoption and advanced soil health principles.
Three individuals and one organization are being recognized as the 20th Class of No-Till Innovators for leading the adoption and advancement of no-till at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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Nutrient Management, Cover Crops Highlight NNTC

Tips about the value of cover crops and improved methods of fertility application could boost yields, reduce input costs and improve soil quality.
I recently attended the 20th annual National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) in St. Louis, where more than 900 people came to network and absorb useful tips for improving their no-till systems.
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Let No-Till Reduce Compaction

Rather than causing major compaction concerns, Lloyd Murdock credits long-term no-till with being able to solve many of your more troublesome soil worries. That’s what the University of Kentucky soil scientist learned from a recent 5-year study that looked at no-till and soil compaction as reported in a recent Soybean Digest article.
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No-Till Wheat Is Working

One of the more fascinating ideas coming out of a recent University of Kentucky study is the impact that no-tilled wheat apparently has on future crop yields. In fact, Kentucky agronomist Lloyd Murdock has found corn and soybeans yield more where they follow no-tilled wheat.
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Reap Bigger Soil Bonuses With No-Till

No-tilling over the long term in your operation will help you keep more soil in your fields and earn you much higher yields and net profits.
If you've only just begun to no-till, are discouraged by the results and are flirting with the idea of switching back to conventional tilling, you might want to consider a couple of factors before you make a rash decision.
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