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Digging Deeper to Find Nitrogen-Rich Treasures

Soil samples are typically taken from 6-12 inches, but Ray Weil believes no-tillers must go much deeper to discover the true nature of nutrient availability.
Most no-tillers perform various types of soil sampling on prescribed schedules to gain insight into myriad soil health performance indicators, including nutrient and mineral content, as well as soil organic matter.
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No-Tillers May Want to Re-Examine Soil Test ‘K’, Application Habits

Study finds little or no correlation between soil-test potassium levels and higher yields, with crop residue and deeper soil reserves providing more than enough of the nutrient.
No-Tillers looking for a way to cut fertility costs might want to review what they’re spending on potash (KCI) and other potassium (K) fertilizers, because in many soil types and situations there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money, says Saeed Khan.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till Proving Not To Be a 'Drain' For Illinois Grower

Long-time no-tiller Doug Harford was among the earliest pioneering conservation farmers to break ground on drainage, yield mapping, grid soil sampling and strip-till
Back in 1973, I never thought I would be a lifetime farmer. But when Dad decided to retire, corn was $4 a bushel and nitrogen was just 3 cents per pound. The future looked bright for agriculture. Most times, it still does.
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Cover Crops Make Long-Term No-Till Perform Even Better

Iowa no-tiller drills cereal rye as soon as possible after harvesting corn and soybeans for maximum growth and better soil structure
Long before cover crops became a hot topic among farmers, Wellman, Iowa, no-tiller Dennis Berger drilled cereal rye in the fall of 1978. Then in the spring of 1979, he used paraquat to kill the rye before no-tilling corn
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