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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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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Nudging No-Till Yields From Every Direction

Indiana no-tiller Jack Maloney finds mastering many production practices is the key to pushing no-till corn and soybeans yields higher.
If there's one thing that has become clear to me after nearly 3 decades of no-tilling, it’s that there’s no one silver bullet to push no-till yields over the top. You need to do it all, and do it all well.
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Gypsum Improves Soil Profile, No-Tillers Say

Applying 1 ton per acre of gypsum on his fields every other year has made Jack Maloney's silt loam and silty clay loam soils more permeable to rain water, softer down through the soil profile and less prone to surface hardening. He says water does not stand in his fields like it did before he began using gypsum.
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Better Soils, Fertility Management Give Indiana No-Tiller Better Results

Gypsum, drainage and a wiser approach to fertility have improved soil biology and corn and soybean yields for Jack Maloney.
Jack Maloney used to be your typical farmer when it came to managing soil and fertility. He relied heavily on his local co-op for recommendations — after all, their agronomists had spent years in school studying science, chemistry and biology.
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