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On-Farm Trials Identify Yield-Boosting Hybrids, Fertilizer Strategies

In the final installment of No-Till Farmer’s inaugural Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship, no-tiller Jim Leverich shares results of his 2022 corn hybrid & starter fertilizer trials.
Taking a precision approach to planting and nutrient management proves profitable for Sparta, Wis., no-tiller Jim Leverich.
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Focus on the ‘4Rs’ for Higher Yields

The 2022 No-Till Farmer Conservation Ag Operator Fellow delves into the ‘4Rs’ of nutrient management: Right source, right time, right rate and right place.

With 35 years’ experience working for the University of Wisconsin Extension, research is second nature for Sparta, Wis., no-tiller Jim Leverich. Now retired, he maintains a rigorous program of testing to get the best yields he can on his 1,000-acre corn-soybean operation that his forbears began as a 25-acre orchard in 1864. In testing components of the “4Rs” of nutrient management, he’s found anhydrous ammonia consistently provides the most efficient source of nitrogen (N) while offering the highest level of safety for the environment.

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Beat Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds by Planting Green

In the fight against increasing herbicide resistance, the practice of planting green into a living cover crop offers weed suppression and potential money savings.

For independent research agronomist Jim Stute, the appearance of glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, waterhemp and marestail on his East Troy, Wis., farm was alarming. But it was also an opportunity — an opportunity to test the ability of cover crops to suppress marestail and other troublesome weeds and reduce reliance on glyphosate.

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No-Till Learning in Farmer Ross’s Neighborhood

Jackson, Wis., no-tiller Ross Bishop teaches local farmers and his suburban community about no-till’s benefits.

There are countless times when Ross Bishop, a no-tiller in Jackson, Wis., experienced a test of faith with no-till. Over the last 24 years, he’s managed drought, flooding, water contamination concerns, late frosts, cover crops that didn’t die and more.

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