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Adapting to Mother Nature with No-Till, Populations and Fertility

There’s not much a no-tiller can do over late springs or a lack of rain, but with timely planting, precision technology and an effective fertility plan, Joe Zenz is helping his crop as best as he can.
For some farmers, no-till is all they know. That's the case for Joe Zenz, who took up the practice when he started farming 20 years ago. A neighbor of veteran no-tiller Maury McLean, Zenz joined an informal partnership with him and his son Paul in 1996, and learned how to no-till under McLean's guidance.
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Researchers Find Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth, Development In Corn

Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield. Missouri and the eastern half of the United States are plagued by boron-deficient soil and, often, corn and soybean farmers are required to supplement their soil with boron. However, little is known about the ways in which corn plants utilize the essential nutrient.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: 5 Factors Help No-Tiller Come Out Ahead

Watching weather conditions at critical growing points, and annual soil testing, has helped Doug Goehring succeed at no-till.
Sometimes it's not the hybrid, it’s the farmer or subtle weather conditions that are the reason yields weren’t the best that they could be. Too many times, I see producers abandon a perfectly good hybrid or variety without understanding why it performed the way it did that season.
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