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Surviving The Weed Crisis: Life Beyond Glyphosate

For no-tillers to preserve their way of farming, they’ll need more diverse weed-control programs that include the use of residual herbicides.
With hundreds of no-tillers looking on, Bryan Young showed no-tillers last winter some PowerPoint slides that spelled out a troubling end game: In state after state, glyphosate-resistant weeds have been winning the battle for crop acres.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: 5 Factors Help No-Tiller Come Out Ahead

Watching weather conditions at critical growing points, and annual soil testing, has helped Doug Goehring succeed at no-till.
Sometimes it's not the hybrid, it’s the farmer or subtle weather conditions that are the reason yields weren’t the best that they could be. Too many times, I see producers abandon a perfectly good hybrid or variety without understanding why it performed the way it did that season.
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What To Expect Weather-Wise In 2007

National No-Tillage Conference attendees learned that adequate soil moisture favors a good start for the 2007 cropping season.
Corn yield has been much more variable during the past 5 years than was the case in the previous 5 years. Even so, the corn yield has averaged above the long-term national trend line over the past 4 years.
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Diseases Travel Over "Green Bridge" To Quietly Steal No-Till Yields

Pathogens feed on dying plants then live long enough to prey on newly planted crops1
The so-called “green bridge” could be stealing yields from no-till fields without the growers’ knowledge. The green bridge is the method by which soil and foliar pathogens feed on cover crops, weeds or volunteer crops and survive long enough to infect a new season’s cash crops.
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