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Online Extra: 8 More Tips on No-Till Planting Methods and Field Management

Growers have a better chance of succeeding with no-till with a diverse rotation, proper fertilizer placement, prudent residue management and proper hybrid selection to meet unique no-till challenges.
With planting season not as far away as it might seem, editors at No-Till Farmer recently talked with Nebraska Extension ag engineer Paul Jasa about a range of topics related to no-tilling corn, soybeans and wheat.
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Concerns About Refuge Acres

Even with new innovations coming for maintaining refuge acres with genetically engineered (GE) corn, there’s solid evidence that many growers are not meeting the current requirements. In fact, one out of every four growers who plants genetically engineered corn is failing to comply with at least one important insect-resistance management requirement, claim staffers with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington, D.C.
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Frank Comments

Concerns About Refuge Acres

Even with new innovations coming for maintaining refuge acres with genetically engineered (GE) corn, there’s solid evidence that many growers are not meeting the current requirements. In fact, one out of every four growers who plants genetically engineered corn is failing to comply with at least one important insect-resistance management requirement, claim staffers with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington, D.C.
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Holding On To Bt

If no-till corn growers don't take precautionary measures, European corn borer will likely strike back against BT corn.
The introduction of hybrids containing the Bt gene gave no-tillers a new management tool to reduce European corn borer losses, but how long this tool will remain effective is the responsibility of growers.
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Add Wheat To Strip Crop Rotations

Soybean yields improve with less competition, but watch out that your no-till corn yields don’t slip when planted into wheat stubble.
Corn yields have increased 15 percent to 20 percent for no-tiller Doug Smith when planted in six-row strips. But 15-foot-wide soybean strips planted next to the corn have seen yields decrease as much as 5 percent to 10 percent from conventional no-till soybean yields.
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