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How To Benchmark Crop Macro and Micronutrient Status

The effectiveness of soil and tissue tests depends on the crop, field conditions and the nutrient in question, and no-tillers should back up the results with scouting and on-farm strip trials.
Peter Kyveryga says he's been hearing more and more discussions among farmers about nutrient deficiencies in corn and soybeans during the growing season.
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Fires Scorch No-Till Profits

A no-tiller’s investment in crop residue can go up in smoke during field fires, but some steps can be taken to soften the blow
As a no-tiller, you know crop residue is crucial to the success of the system. It protects the soil against the forces of wind and water erosion, provides food for earthworms and microorganisms and holds valuable nutrients.
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New, Recycled Cover Crops Showing Plenty of Potential

Add more diversity and numerous soil-building benefits to no-till with these up-and-coming options.
Tillage radishes aren't the only cover crop you’ll find growing on Steve Groff’s farm this year. The no-tiller of Cedar Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, Pa., is on a quest to find the next great cover crop for no-tillers.
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Sudden Death Syndrome Takes Toll On Soybean Crop

Compaction, early planting dates, excessive rain and soil imbalances just some of the factors that combine to increase problems in no-till soybeans.
Compaction, earlier planting, susceptible varieties, a major biological reaction and excessive rain have all played a role in creating huge problems with Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in soybeans this year, says Bob Streit, a crop consultant and owner of Central Iowa Agronomics in Boone, Iowa.
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