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Focusing Solely on No-Till Misses the Point

Father of biological farming, Gary Zimmer, shares his controversial philosophy on no-till and common misconceptions about good soil health
Regenerative agriculture has many different definitions. Practices such as no-till, cover crops, grazing and other soil health improvement strategies are often placed under different umbrellas of conservation agriculture, sustainable agriculture and several other similar titles.
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Study: Starter Fertilizer Can Increase Yield Potential By 15 Bushels

The Purdue Ag Centers study found while yield increases due to starter 2x2 fertilizer occurred less than half of the time in trials, the potential for increased yield due to starter 2x2 fertilizer as high as 15 bushels per acre makes its use attractive.

While yield increases due to starter 2x2 fertilizer occurred less than half of the time in Purdue Ag Centers' trials, the potential for increased yield due to starter 2x2 fertilizer as high as 10-15 bushels per acre makes its use attractive to consider.



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Analyzing the Value of Starter Fertilizer on Soybeans

Typically, corn shows a greater response to starter fertilizer than soybean. Part of the reason for that is that soils are generally warmer when soybeans are planted than when corn is planted. The typical response in early growth observed in corn is usually not observed in soybeans. However, yield response to direct soybean fertilization with phosphorus and other nutrients can be expected in low-testing soils.


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