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From Seeds to Strips, Variety Goes the Distance

Sharon, Wis., strip-tiller Mike Cerny isn’t afraid to shake things up and adapt new practices to take productivity, yields to a higher level.
In a farming career spanning over four decades, not much fazes Mike Cerny at this point. From downturns to data and drones, the “combo-tiller” knows better than to get carried away with any given industry ‘breakthrough,’ although he is always willing to at least give one a try.
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7 Ways To Make No-Till Corn Perform

Testing for hybrid selection and proper down pressure are just a couple of things that help Gary Porter achieve solid no-till corn stands
With nearly 7,200 acres, including 3,500 acres of corn, along the Missouri-Iowa border, Gary Porter has taken many opportunities to test and incorporate different practices into his cropping operation.
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Should No-Tillers Apply Fungicides Every Year?

University experts, experienced no-tillers weigh in on profitable fungicide management strategies for corn and soybeans.
Record-high 2008 corn and soybean prices arguably meant that a fungicide application — or any other input that nudged up yields — paid for itself and then some. But whether fungicides continue to be a tool that can be used profitably on a yearly basis as commodity prices settle is up for debate.
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Challenges Increase With Earlier No-Till Corn Planting

The trend toward planting no-till corn earlier continues to grow. Increasing farm size and the need to cover a large number of acres within a shorter window of time make early corn planting necessary to avoid planting delays and potential late-season drought and pest problems toward the end of the growing season.
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