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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Locked Down No-Till System Protects Sloping Fields, Profits

Iowa no-tiller and American Soybean Assn. chairman Ray Gaesser is adapting his no-till system to better manage aggressive weather patterns.
We thought we had no-till down pretty good, at least as far as controlling water erosion, but Mother Nature always likes to put you in your place when you get a little too confident.
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Three Keys To Controlling Weeds With Cover Crops

A weed scientist shares why effective cover crop termination, choice of weeds a grower is targeting and being mindful of herbicide carryover are crucial for controlling weeds with covers.

When a no-tiller decides to add a cover crop to his farm system, there may be a number of results he’s hoping to achieve, and weed control is likely one of them.


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4 Reasons To Avoid Tankmixing Insecticide With Nitrogen On Wheat For 2014

Recent research from North Carolina has suggested that there are times where tankmixing an insecticide with your nitrogen can be cheaper than using scouting and thresholds for cereal leaf beetle. The biggest reason for this is because there is a yield penalty for driving over wheat after jointing and because scouting costs money. However, there are a number of reasons why I do not recommend this for 2014.


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DuPont Prevathon Insect Control For 2014 Cereal Grain Crops

DuPont Prevathon insect control powered by Rynaxypyr has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on cereal crops, including wheat, most other small grains and sorghum. Prevathon was first registered in 2011 for use on cotton, corn, pasture and hay crops, including alfalfa. It provides control against lepidopteran worms, such as fall armyworm, true armyworm, corn earworm, sorghum webworm and loopers.
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Yeast May Protect Cereals From Fungus

Technology developed by researchers at The Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) that will help manage the spread of one of the worst diseases affecting crops such as wheat and barley, has been licensed to Sci Protek, Inc., based in Vista, Calif.
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Know Value of Each Seed Trait

Besides looking at new traits, plant breeders are paying close attention to each new corn hybrid’s reaction to various production practices. These include a hybrid’s performance with post-emergence herbicides, foliar fungicides, different seeding rates, various planting dates, continuous corn and nitrogen usage.
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