Driving through southeastern Minnesota earlier this year, it was clear that no-till was the exception, not the rule. Cold, wet soils can be a challenge for no-till, but the working up of rolling ground and steep slopes that I saw also means there's greater erosion.
Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail are the three most problematic weed species confronting corn and soybean growers, says Purdue University weed scientist Bryan Young. With the challenge of herbicide resistance, Young shares how overlapping residual herbicides can help effectively keep these problem weeds under control.
Our 23rd annual National No-Tillage Conference has come and gone, and as a second-time attendee I’m still overwhelmed by the amount of no-till research, insights and information that were presented last week.
In this video, No-Till Farmer founder Lessiter discusses what no-till is, the importance of getting back to the basics of no-tilling, and why he decided to start the No-Till Farmer newsletter more than 40 years ago.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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