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Writing A New Prescription For Higher Corn Yields

360 Yield Center seeks to push corn yields consistently to 300 bushels per acre, and beyond, through better management and application of water and nitrogen.

Is 500-bushel corn really attainable? Those involved with the new Illinois-based company 360 Yield Center think so, through better identification and management of limiting factors in the field.


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Saving The Soil ‘Skin,’ Thriving With No-Till

What began as an economic decision has morphed into a successful and profitable livestock and cropping operation for longtime South Dakota no-tiller Rick Bieber.
When Rick Bieber adopted no-till during the 1980s, he knew little about how or why reduced tillage might benefit his soils. He was simply searching for ways to lower input and labor costs to make his farming operation a paying proposition.
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NCGA Announces National Corn Yield Contest Winners For 2013

Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2013 National Corn Yield Contest. Entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, setting a contest record with a new all-time high yield of 454 bushels per acre.
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Does Fall Tillage Do More Harm Than Good?

Many farmers insist on tilling in the fall, despite evidence it could do more harm than good, according to an Iowa State University soil management expert.
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