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Stink Bugs Could Injure Corn In Addition To Soybeans

Field crop growers may already be aware that stink bugs could cause injury to soybeans, but it seems the smelly pests could also cause problems for both sweet and field corn, entomologists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.
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Quit Bad-Mouthing No-Till

It’s not surprising, as these pro and con discussions have been going on since we launched No-Till Farmer in 1972. But today, there’s more acceptance of no-till by everyone than ever before.
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Quit Bad-Mouthing No-Till

A recent discussion on a University of Nebraska forum centered around the fact that educators working on the same campuses often aren’t on the same track in seeing the value of no-till
It’s not surprising, as these pro and con discussions have been going on since we launched No-Till Farmer in 1972. But today, there’s more acceptance of no-till by everyone than ever before.
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Making Early Summer Scouting Pay

If late planting leads to your no-till crops canopying 2 or 3 weeks later than normal, early weed control is critical.
Now's a great time to head out to your no-till fields and scout for weeds, insects and other pests. Many of you will be putting on your second pass of herbicides and/or applying a second pass where it turned out that the one-pass weed control system wasn’t adequate.
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Wanted: No-Till Soil Samples

No-Till Farmer readers can be part of a unique research project that will lead to a FREE soil analysis and offer new insights into developing more valuable soil properties with no-till.
When three Ohio State University educators spoke about soil properties and structure at last winter’s National No-Tillage Conference, they asked attendees to help them take a closer look at the many changes occurring with less tillage.
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Look South For Tips On Continuous No-Tilling

Almost all no-tillers in South America have given up tilling completely. They use cover crops while U.S. no-tillers revert to tillage as a problem-solver
Most U.S no-tillers miss out on the full benefits of no-tilling because they incorrectly believe they must occasionally till for a variety of reasons, says Rolph Derpsch, an internationally respected no-till researcher and advocate from Paraguay.
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No-Till’s Greatest Allies

If you’re wondering how earthworms might be doing in your no-tilled soils, this researcher may surprise you with his results.
Earthworms are nature’s tillers and their presence is a key component in successful no-tilling. But how many do you have? And how many do you want?
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Western Bean Cutworm On The Rise

This pest continues to cause serious economic damage, is moving east in the Corn Belt and may be here to stay.
Whether it’s flooding, drought, wind or bugs, there are always plenty of obstacles standing between no-till corn producers and that elusive bumper crop. Recently, western bean cutworm has emerged as one of those obstacles for some Corn Belt producers.
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Researching Your Soil Needs

A few weeks ago, I spent several days in Denver, Colo., sharing ideas with agricultural leaders about the importance of agricultural research. This was at a meeting where attendees advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) on assessing soil resource research programs and planning future research needs.
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