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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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[Podcast] Digging Deeper into Cover Crop Benefits

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, author and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil discusses his findings regarding the principles of soil productivity.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, author and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil discusses his findings regarding the principles of soil productivity.
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Hairy Vetch Recommended As A Cover Crop

Bill Mitchell, a retired University of Delaware agronomist now living in New Hampshire, praises the nitrogen-producing qualities of hairy vetch as a no-till cover crop. After doing extensive research on hairy vetch, he believes it provides a 100-pound nitrogen credit per acre to the following crop and is suitable for corn.
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