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Yellow Field Peas Could Boost No-Till Profits In High Plains

Yellow field peas provide High Plains no-tillers with an excellent wheat transition crop that helps build soil quality and, with recent market developments, have the potential for profitability.
No-tillers across the Nebraska Panhandle and surrounding High Plains region are challenged by low rainfall and high summer temperatures. It’s a double-whammy that limits cropping intensity, as well as crop value.
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On Trial: Finding The Best Closing Wheel For No-Till

Early research results from a Beck’s Hybrids study indicate no-tillers may have better alternatives than traditional rubber closing wheels, particularly when planting conditions turn out to be less than ideal.
Which closing wheel is right for no-till operations? That’s the big question Beck’s Hybrids seeks to answer by putting several closing wheel options to the test in multiple locations.
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No-Till, Covers May Hold Key To Easing Nutrient-Loading Issues

The success of no-till, cover crops and nutrient stewardship in Indiana’s Eagle Creek Watershed could serve as a blueprint for preserving farmland productivity without sacrificing water quality.
Farmers are increasingly faced with a daunting task: increasing crop yields for a growing world population while trying to minimize the impact of their management decisions on fragile watersheds.
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Tips For Getting More From Your ‘P And K’

Building healthier no-till soils, frequent soil testing and other readily available products and practices can help no-tillers stretch their fertility dollars further, regardless of their application system.
The price tag for phosphorus and potassium is way too high for no-tillers to allow nutrients to tie up, float away or just plain not do their job effectively.
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Making Twin-Row, No-Tilled Corn And Soybeans Pay Off

The quest for bigger yields and healthier plants led Ohio no-tiller David McNeilan to establish a twin-row system for corn and soybeans that takes advantage of higher populations and a quicker canopy.
Ohio no-tiller David McNeilan wanted to give his corn a little more room to breathe — and tap into more nutrients, moisture and sunlight. But he also wanted more plants per acre to chase higher yield goals.
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Less Tillage And Better Yields Shrink The Carbon Footprint

An analysis of South Dakota soils and farming practices shows that soils in crop-growing areas have been transformed from a carbon source to a carbon sink.
The carbon footprint of South Dakota corn growers is getting smaller thanks to better yields and increased adoption of conservation tillage, according to a South Dakota State University study.
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Cover Crop Enthusiasm Helps No-Tiller Get More With Less

Spurred on by a payoff in soil quality and reduced inputs, Missouri no-tiller Bruce Bartlett is overcoming cover-crop challenges to improve his no-till system.
Cover crops are driving the roots of Bruce Bartlett’s corn a little deeper into the southwest Missouri soil and delivering bonus fertility to boot.
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