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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Eroded Soils Hurt Your Pocketbook

Don McClure’s presentation at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference last month put some good perspective on what’s at stake with yields when soils become eroded.
Don McClure’s presentation at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference last month put some good perspective on what’s at stake with yields when soils become eroded.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Mixed Bag For Latest Cover Crop Study

The latest study about the use of cover crops on the Great Plains has been released, this time focusing on Nebraska. And while the news about their impact on yields and soil-moisture use is mixed at best, that’s only part of the story.
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Tips For Making Radishes Part Of A Dynamic No-Till System

A great beginner’s cover crop, oilseed radishes can tap into underground nutrients, increase water-infiltration rates and ultimately help boost crop yields.
Since he started seeding radishes as cover crops 6 years ago, Illinois no-tiller Daniel Steidinger says higher yields and improved water infiltration are two major benefits he’s seen.
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Increasing Crop Yields, While Reducing The Footprint

A focus on soil testing, timely nutrient application and precision technology are key efficient, effective practices for these nutrient-management stewards.
Variable-rate applications, timely and accurate placement and cutting-edge techniques are among the tools that helped three no-tillers improve their nutrient management and profitability on their farms, and also win admiration from their peers.
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Locate, Correct Compaction For More No-Till Success

Like any field operation, identifying and addressing compaction layers are important to maximize water infiltration, root growth and crop yields.
Compaction can be present in fields for a number of reasons. Normally it’s created when heavy equipment, wagons, trucks, tankers or spreaders make passes on fields when the soil is too wet to hold them. Even heavy planters, tractors or sprayers can cause compaction.
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