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Spring Control of Canada Thistle – Now is the Time

Canada thistle has been a consistent threat to crop production and perennial habitats since its introduction to the state in the late 1800s. While fall is typically the best time to manage this weed species, late spring, when Canada thistle plants are in the bud or early bloom stage, is a close second for providing consistent herbicidal control, says Iowa State University Extension.
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CROP PROTECTION ROUNDUP 2021

Erratic Armyworm Outbreaks Require Careful Scouting

Many entomologists say armyworms typically move from weedy grasses and small-grain cover crops to damage nearby corn.
The so-called “true armyworm” is one of the more frustrating early-season pests no-till corn growers encounter periodically, particularly if they are planting into small-grain or other grassy cover crops, or in fields near sources of grassy weeds.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Diversity, No-Till and Continuous Cropping Bring Big Impacts to Bottom Line

Moving from a tilled wheat-fallow rotation to no-till and pulse crops has amplified Gordon Stoner’s production and profits.
Pulse crops have facilitated some massive changes on my farm and to our region as a whole in the last two decades. My wife Bonnie and I are the fourth generation of my family to farm the great glacial plains that make up Northeastern Montana.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Till Farm Success By Staying The Course

Expanding South Dakota family operation uses technology, crop diversity and better equipment to make no-till work in a limited-moisture climate
Ten years ago, when our operation was featured in No-Till Farmer, I told the editors that I would stay with no-tillage regardless of what happened.
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