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Things to Ponder: The Weather and Calendar Are Against You

According to the University of Minnesota, farmers are faced with the decision of whether or not to plant some of their crop or take prevent plant, plant their planned crop late, or switch to a different crop. There are many factors to consider when making these decisions and each farmer will need to evaluate what options fit best with their operation and situation.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

It Pays To Listen To Your Dad About No-Till

Twenty-three years after his father suggested they no-till, Wisconsin farmer Dan Stokes no-tills corn as early as possible, grows diverse rotations, custom no-tills and milks cows, too.
Twenty-five years ago, my father, Loren Stokes, and I milked and fed a 100-cow dairy herd and were also tilling about 300 acres of farmland. Needless to say, we were busy daylight to dark. We both decided we were working too hard.
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No-Till Notes

Assess Crop Perfomance Frequently This Season

Weekly scouting will help you discover what’s affecting your no-tilled corn and soybean yields and the changes you need to make for 2011.
With early season warmth, many no-tillers started planting very early this year. Now is a good time to go back and look at your planting calendar and begin to assess whether this early no-till planting worked for you or if waiting later to no-till may have been better.
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Undercover With Cover Crops

Cover crops work from top to root tip to bring physical, chemical and biological benefits to a productive no-till system.
When left to her own devices, Mother Nature makes sure there is something living and growing in the soil at all times.
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