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Leveraging Data, Tissue Tests For Variable-Rate Payback

A relentless approach to data collection, tissue testing and management zones puts Sparland, Ill., strip-tiller Jay Riddell in the driver’s seat to optimize seed and fertilizer rates on corn and soybeans.
For decades, the spring season was consistently stressful for Sparland, Ill., grower Jay Riddell. He dedicated days to running a field cultivator though his 1,500 corn and soybean acres while hoping for a suitable seedbed to plant into.
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14 Facts About the Top No-Till Yielders

Whether corn or soybeans, these top-third no-till yielders used more inputs, spent more money to get higher yields in 2017, but with mixed bottom lines.
So what are the practices that the top no-till corn and soybean producers use in their operations?
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Focus on Fertility to Grow Higher Yielding No-Till Soybeans

No-tillers looking to push their soybean crop will want to get accurate soil samples, adjust their pH and focus on meeting macro and micronutrient needs.
WITH CORN PRICES expected to be lower this season, no-tillers may find themselves planting more soybean acres and focusing on growing a better soybean crop. That includes paying more attention to the soybean’s fertility needs and ensuring it has the nutrients it requires.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Using The Right Tools Brings No-Till Success

Doug Gronau believes technology can boost no-till profitability, but it must produce a quick return on investment.
Returning to no-till after a 30-plus year hiatus was really a homecoming for my family. My father no-tilled in the 1960s, but moved away from the practice due to the lack of mechanical and herbicide options we needed to make no-till work.
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