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8th Annual Benchmark Study: No-Tillers Trim Fertilizer Costs

No-tillers intend to cut back even more on fertility this year by using less nitrogen for corn, but they plan an increase in fertilizer for soybeans.
When it comes to yearly farm expenses, fertilizer is always one of the big-ticket items — sometimes the largest. But after seeing a slight cutback on fertilizer expenses in 2014, No-Till Farmer readers stayed under their estimated budget of $80,235, spending an average of $75,555 for fertilizer per farm in 2015.
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Gypsum Increases Yields, Reduces Fertilizer Use, Improves Soil Balance

A survey of hundreds of no-tillers reveals they saw $1.68 worth of benefits for every dollar spent on gypsum applications, with the payback being higher with long-term use.
More often than not, the benefits of gypsum applications exceed the application cost, and the amendment can serve as a tool to mitigate drainage issues and increase yields, says a recent survey involving hundreds of no-tillers.
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