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Chopped Corn Residue Helps Ensure Complete Nutrient Release

A combination of chopping corn residue and applying a biocatalyst can result in better residue breakdown and higher corn yields, says work from the University of Illinois.
A combination of chopping corn residue and applying a biocatalyst can result in better residue breakdown and higher corn yields, says work from the University of Illinois.
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Video: More Than Two Decades of No-Tilling

Jeff and Kent Need no-till about 1,500 acres of corn and soybeans, and seed cover crops, near Frankfort, Ind. Jeff says his grandfather was a huge proponent of conservation and his uncle has success no-tilling soybeans, which inspired Jeff and Kent to begin no-tilling more than decades ago. They see no-till practices as necessary to preserve the rolling to gently rolling fields they’re farming.
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The Benefits of Conservation Tillage

North Dakota farmers Joe Breker and Nick Vinje discuss how conservation-tillage practices fits into their farming operations. Breker was honored recently as a responsible nutrient practitioner by the Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Program. No-Till Farmer and Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers are co-sponsors of the program.
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No-Till And Strip-Till: The Best Of Both Worlds

Precision technology, cover crops and innovative equipment are helping Indiana no-tiller and strip-tiller Mike Shuter and sons get the most out of two different conservation-tillage systems.
The 1980s were difficult times for farmers, and it was no different for Mike Shuter and his family. Hoping to make due with less, they looked to no-till to reduce fuel, labor and expenses, with the hope of maintaining yields.
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The Threat Of Herbicide Resistant Weeds Is A Critical Concern

There’s no doubt that much of the rapid increase in no-tilled acres over the past 20 years is due to the extensive use of glyphosate-resistant corn and soybeans. Yet, extensive reliance on this single herbicide mode of action may be holding back the future growth of no-till. Even more worrisome is the impact it could have on simply maintaining the no-till acres we already have.
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The Threat Of Herbicide Resistant Weeds Is A Critical Concern

There’s no doubt that much of the rapid increase in no-tilled acres over the past 20 years is due to the extensive use of glyphosate-resistant corn and soybeans. Yet, extensive reliance on this single herbicide mode of action may be holding back the future growth of no-till. Even more worrisome is the impact it could have on simply maintaining the no-till acres we already have.
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No-Tillers Don’t Want To Lose Any Nutrient, Soil And Environmental Benefits From Selling Residue Out Of Their Fields

No-tillers definitely understand the value of leaving residue in their corn fields. They recognize that corn stalks, leaves, husks and cobs help reduce soil losses, provide cheap nutrients, trim greenhouse emission levels, boost moisture levels, help organic matter, improve soil quality, reduce compaction and increase crop productivity.
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