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No-Tillers Ready To Cash In On Certification

This program will recognize no-tillers that adopt economically viable, sustainable practices to protect the environment and add value to their grain crops.
Pacific Northwest no-tillers will soon be taking advantage of a certification program that will set them apart from other grain growers. And since they’re already no-tilling successfully, many are already well on the way to qualifying for this program aimed at demonstrating sustainable farming practices to consumers.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: From No-Till Novice To Globe-Trotting Educator

Adapting tools and strategies by example have helped Scott Day push zero-till acres to nearly 100% in his region.
The two careers that formed my life for the last 23 years started on the same day. A loan to purchase 320 acres adjacent to my family’s home farm, and an offer for a job as a local extension agronomist for Manitoba Agriculture, were mere hours apart.
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Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed Now In 16 States Across Country

Michigan joined the list this year, and no-tillers heavily reliant on glyphosate for weed control are at particular risk of developing resistance in their fields.
Earlier this year, Michigan became the sixteenth state in the country to confirm a case of glyphosate-resistant horseweed when it was discovered in a Christmas tree plantation.
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Is Syngenta’s Approach To Herbicide Resistance Management Valid?

Two weed scientist square off on the pros and cons of this new 2-1-2 herbicide resistance strategy.
Earlier this fall, Syngenta Crop Protection initiated an educational and promotional campaign built around a herbicide resistance management strategy that they've named 2-1-2. The numeric code (below) describes an approach in which no more than two applications of glyphosate are made to one field within a 2-year period.
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No-Till’s A No-Brainer

With a few critical management changes, no-till has been the best investment ever made in this farming operation.
Even with a cold and wet spring in 2004, Tim Goodenough readily saw the many benefits of no-tilling with corn yielding as high as 265 bushels and soybeans reaching 67 bushels per acre.
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