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More Continuous Corn Coming

While rising commodity prices may have led to recent changes in this spring’s cropping plans, a No-Till Farmer survey of growers last fall supported a significant increase in continuous corn acres this year.
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In Continuous No-Till, Banding Starters Makes You Money

Placing nutrients near the seed gets corn off to a fast start and avoids losses or tying up of nutrients from broadcast applications.
Banding is good. Virginia Tech agronomist Mark Alley explains to no-tillers the reasons for banding nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, near the seed during a break at the 16th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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Residue Management Drives Corn Head Developments

The trend to continuous corn, twin-row corn and Bt hybrids is shifting the task of managing increased residue to the corn head.
It used to be that the primary task of a corn head was to harvest corn: separate the ear from the stalk with as little grain loss as possible, while collecting as little trash as possible, says Marion Calmer, a no-till farmer with Calmer Corn Heads in Alpha, Ill. But as growers look to better integrate field operations, the corn head is playing an increasingly important role in managing crop residue as well.
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New Quad Stack Protects Against Both Corn Insects And Weeds

Syngenta’s new Agrisure 3000 GT offers a new look at a high-performing stack of corn traits that delivers both weed and insect protection and flexibility.
Featuring a four-way stack that protects the crop against both corn borer and corn rootworm while providing exceptional tolerance to in-season applications of both glyphosate and Liberty herbicides, Agrisure 3000GT is the latest addition to Syngenta’s lineup of high-performance corn traits.
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Don't Tell This No-Tiller Continuous Corn Won't Work

Ray McCormick has been profitably growing corn on corn without the disease and insect outbreaks that threaten to keep many no-tillers in their standard rotations.
Ray McCormick earns a living through good land stewardship. He operates a peach orchard, maintains about 1,000 acres of woods on his property and builds wetlands and mitigation sites for other landowners.
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