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Conquering Stubborn Soils and Residue with a Switch to Strip-Till

Seeding and fertilizing experimentation enables Nebraska farmers to better manage residue, convert poor fields into pivotal performers.
Conventional wisdom is overrated for Nickerson, Neb., farmers Kirk Brand and Brent Willnerd, especially when it comes to getting the most out of their 2,600-acre corn and soybean operation.
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No-Tillers May Want to Re-Examine Soil Test ‘K’, Application Habits

Study finds little or no correlation between soil-test potassium levels and higher yields, with crop residue and deeper soil reserves providing more than enough of the nutrient.
No-Tillers looking for a way to cut fertility costs might want to review what they’re spending on potash (KCI) and other potassium (K) fertilizers, because in many soil types and situations there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money, says Saeed Khan.
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The Secrets of No-Till Yield Champions

No-tillers David Hula and Kip Cullers say spoon-feeding crops at the right time, intensive scouting, healthy soils and even emergence have helped them raise contest-winning corn and soybean yields.
One of the most valuable lessons David Hula learned about farming came several years ago from a towering former NFL player turned DuPont Pioneer agronomist.
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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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Potash Fertilizer: Is There A Problem?

In a publication brought to the public’s attention by news release from the University of Illinois several weeks ago, S.A. Khan, Richard Mulvaney and a colleague in the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois challenged a number of basic tenets of soil fertility, especially practices related to use of potassium (K) fertilizer.
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Tips For Getting More From Your ‘P And K’

Building healthier no-till soils, frequent soil testing and other readily available products and practices can help no-tillers stretch their fertility dollars further, regardless of their application system.
The price tag for phosphorus and potassium is way too high for no-tillers to allow nutrients to tie up, float away or just plain not do their job effectively.
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Agrium Continues Potash Expansion

Fertilizer company Agrium will complete the expansion of its Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, potash mine despite the break-up of the Belarusian Potash Co.
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Matching Nitrogen Rates To Strip-Till Profitability

Through research, Minnesota strip-tiller David Legvold and college senior Emma Cornwell found the most profitable rate of sidedressed liquid 28% isn’t always the highest rate.
Ever since David Legvold began farming land owned by St. Olaf College at Northfield, Minn., about 9 years ago, he’s worked with university professors and students to document the impacts of tillage and crop inputs on profitability, soil health and water quality.
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