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Corn Stover Removal And No-Till: A Balancing Act

No-tillers that follow guidelines can remove some stover from continuous-corn fields and still warm up soils, improve nitrogen efficiency and retain organic matter.
No-tillers growing continuous corn often face a dilemma when residue piles up in their fields after harvest, leaving a mat that can keep soils cold and wet and make planting difficult.
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NRCS Computer Program Calculates Soil Quality, Erosion

No-tillers, especially those involved in the Conservation Security Program, have good reasons to pay attention to the new formula.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service now measures trends in soil organic matter and erosion with a recently developed formula known as RUSLE2, short for Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, Version 2.
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Cross-Slot Idea Still Looks Good When No-Tilling

For the first time, the Douglas County, Ill., Soil and Water Conservation District used the cross-slot technology to no-till soybeans in 2002. They have successfully used this New Zealand technology for several years with no-tilled corn.
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