As corn silage harvest comes to a close and grain harvest nears, growers need to be aware of safety precautions to prevent grain engulfments, according to safety experts from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Harvest last year was a real challenge for many no-tillers as crops didn’t dry out and harvest was late. In many cases, this didn't allow much time during the harvest to assess overall no-till management.
Despite the fact that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials estimate that growing corn without atrazine could cost no-tillers as much as $28 an acre due to reduced yields and the need for more expensive herbicides, you might be in danger of losing this long-term weed control chemical product.
Farmers and ranchers are businesspeople, and the questions that often present the most significant barrier to adoption of soil health management systems pertain to the business case. The Soil Health Institute interviewed 100 farmers in 9 states who have adopted soil health systems and used partial budget analysis to evaluate whether soil health practices increase or reduce profitability.
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