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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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No-Till Trials Zero in on Hybrids, Fertilizer Applications

Getting peak performance in a no-till system goes beyond having the right planter. Sparta, Wis., no-tiller Jim Leverich uses extensive on-farm trials to select the best genetics and fertilizer program for optimum yield potential on his ground.
Sparta, Wis., home to Jim Leverich, No-Till Farmer’s 2022 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow, is not far from the beautiful sandstone bluffs of the Mississippi River. Hugging the west-central part of the state, Leverich’s farm features a range of soils from sandy loam to heavier clay loam soils.
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