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Nitrogen 101

Switching to no-till is the best thing you can do for your soils. But soil management can be tricky. The key is understanding nitrogen.
If ever there was an article to pass on to neighbors who have talked about switching to no-tilling but haven’t because of the horror stories they’ve heard about the transition period, this is the one.
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Get Solid Answers About No-Till Soil Microbiology and Fertility Concerns

Two world-renown authorities will offer solid answers to many things happening in your no-till fields that you haven’t been able to explain, which are critical in managing the long-range productivity of your no-tilled soils.
By providing a much better understanding on why your no-till soils function like they do, just listening to Jill Clapperton and Dean Martens will make it worth your cost and time to attend the 11th annual National No-Tillage Conference being held Jan. 8 to 11, 2003, in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Nitrogen’s Dirty Little Secret

As some farmers switch back to other tillage systems, the truth is that patience and persistence would have paid off with soil nitrogen in a big way with the continued use of no-till.
There's no doubt about it. When you look at the numbers, some farmers, it seems, are parking their no-till equipment and once again emerging from the sheds with the very discs and plows they’d sworn off only a couple of years ago.
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When The Going Gets Tough...

At the eighth annual National No-Tillage conference in Des Moines, Iowa, 715 no-tillers gathered to learn new ways to save money in these extremely tough times.
If there were ever a theme of one of the eight annual National No-Tillage Conferences that summed up exactly what the no-tillers needed, this year's "Tough Times...Tough Decisions...Prospering With No-Till" said it all.
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Keys To Healthy No-Till Soils

Increasing organic matter and proper timing of nitrogen application are key to maintaining healthy soils.
When our forefathers first sailed to this country and started working American soil for food, they had no idea that their methods were actually hurting the productivity of the soil. After all, the vast prairies of this continent had millions of years to build up proper carbon, nitrogen and potassium levels. If tilling the soil was actually draining those nutrients and hurting its productivity, it certainly wasn’t apparent to early settlers.
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