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10 Tips for Successful No-Till Production: No. 7

Focusing on rotations with high-residue crops will do the best job adding carbon into low organic-matter soils.
We found out this spring how important continually adding carbon into our soil is here in western Nebraska. With our somewhat low organic-matter content soil we really need to continually grow high-residue crops a high percentage of the time to keep the soil in good condition.
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10 Tips for Successful No-Till Production: No. 4 and 5

Adding field peas prior to wheat adds diversity to no-till rotation, which breaks up weed and disease cycles and reduces long-term fallow.
I’ve been discussing 10 tips for successful no-till crop production and thus far I’ve covered choosing a good crop rotation, winter wheat as the most important crop for supplying a consistent amount of residue to make the rest of the crop rotation function, and utilizing a stripper head to manage this residue.
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