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Stalk Roller Links Residue Breakdown with No-Till Benefits

Manufacturer says by sizing corn stalks into small-but-connected pieces, the 360 Chainroll can increase microbial activity through faster residue decomposition and create a ‘virgin’ seedbed.
Managing corn residue can be an annual challenge for no-tillers, and finding the right tools and tactics to do so effectively is essential to maximizing yield potential and nutrient uptake.
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No-Till Practices Yield ‘Win-Win’ For Nutrient Use

No-tillers honored as Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners share how data management, cover crops, split applications and tissue testing helped them increase yields more efficiently.
Three innovative no-till farm operations were recognized by the Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation during the National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Ill.
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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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No-Till, Covers May Hold Key To Easing Nutrient-Loading Issues

The success of no-till, cover crops and nutrient stewardship in Indiana’s Eagle Creek Watershed could serve as a blueprint for preserving farmland productivity without sacrificing water quality.
Farmers are increasingly faced with a daunting task: increasing crop yields for a growing world population while trying to minimize the impact of their management decisions on fragile watersheds.
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