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Take Two Cuts In One Pass

This Washington producer added a second cutter for more effective management of small grains residue.
As Ron Kile began to study how no-till would fit into his farming operation, he had one lingering concern: residue management.
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Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed Now In 16 States Across Country

Michigan joined the list this year, and no-tillers heavily reliant on glyphosate for weed control are at particular risk of developing resistance in their fields.
Earlier this year, Michigan became the sixteenth state in the country to confirm a case of glyphosate-resistant horseweed when it was discovered in a Christmas tree plantation.
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Build Mounds Carefully To Make Strip-Tilling Succeed

Successful strip-tiller says mound height sheds excess moisture and provides a suitable seedbed for early planting.
“Mound height is the key to successful strip tilling, but I see a lot of people who don’t pay a lot of attention to the mound height,” says Jim Kinsella, who’s been making strip-till work for more than 20 years on his farm in Lexington, Ill.
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Yield Is What Counts

Results of a long-term evaluation of five weed control systems in northern Illinois indicate that yield is the major difference rather than the actual amount of effective weed control.
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Stubble Height Vs. No-Till

Questions often arise among no-tillers concerning the best height at which to leave small grain stubble. At the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, researchers set out to find answers by no-tilling four spring crops into three residue combinations.
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