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Online Extras: August 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Johnny Hunter explaining how a furrow runner tool can help to save irrigation water
  • Steven Tucker talking cover crops and sharing tips for adding peas to a no-till rotation

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Opening the Door to Change Sparks No-Tilling Success

Steve Tucker sees a profitable future for his no-till operation with a commitment to cropping diversity and keeping soils covered.
Steve Tucker still remembers driving around on the farm with his grandfather and hearing him say, “I should hope you never have to go through something like the 1930s and the drought that I went through.”
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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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Market for No-Tilling Yellow Field Peas

Venango, Neb., no-tiller Steve Tucker talks about adding cover crops to his rotation of wheat, corn, millet, sunflowers and yellow field peas, and shares tips for successfully adding peas to a no-till rotation in the semi-arid U.S. Tucker also helped start a seed company for the crop, AgriForce Seed.
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Yellow Field Peas Could Boost No-Till Profits In High Plains

Yellow field peas provide High Plains no-tillers with an excellent wheat transition crop that helps build soil quality and, with recent market developments, have the potential for profitability.
No-tillers across the Nebraska Panhandle and surrounding High Plains region are challenged by low rainfall and high summer temperatures. It’s a double-whammy that limits cropping intensity, as well as crop value.
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