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Focus on Conservation Fuels Low-Cost Production, Long-Term No-Till Future

Contour farming, no-till, cover crops and a sustainable farming cycle are allowing Wisconsin No-TIller Jack Herricks and his family to remain profitable and viable for future generations to come.
When Jack Herricks was 12 years old, his neighbor told him something about the importance of conservation that would stick with him through his whole life.
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Rolling Cover Crops Gives Mixed Results

The idea has plenty of potential, but there are still some bugs to be worked out.
Will a cover crop residue roller – considered essential in South American no-till fields – add value in the northern Great Plains? Dr. Dwayne Beck is studying that question under environmental conditions that are the equivalent of being several hundred miles north of tropical Paraguay and Brazil.
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Cover Crops Boost No-Till Yields, Reduce Soybean Cyst Nematodes

Ray Rauenhorst has been aerial seeding winter rye amid his standing no-till corn as part of a research and demonstration project and has been pleased with the results.
Aerial seeding of winter rye into standing corn may reduce soybean cyst nematode populations and — at least on some soil types — boost yields by up to 4 bushels per acre.
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