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Cleaning Combines to Limit Weed Seeds

Combines used to harvest crops can also carry unwanted weed seeds between fields. This video demonstrates a top-to-bottom front-to-back procedure for cleaning a combine to help prevent the spread of weed seeds. Daniel H. Smith and Kevan Jarek, both University of Wisconsin agricultural specialists, talk you through various steps from putting on protective gear to opening all the access panels where weed seeds may be hiding.
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Gaal Receives 2017 Lessiter Ag Media Scholarship

Jordan Gaal, a junior from Oconomowoc, Wis., who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Communication with a concentration in communication strategy, is the 2017 recipient of the Frank Lessiter Ag Media Scholarship.
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Managing Nitrogen Practices Now Will Provide Benefits

No-tillers who research the most efficient timing, placement and method of nitrogen application can reduce environmental losses and still increase yields.
As the U.S. EPA pressures state regulators to follow provisions in the Clean Water Act more closely, many states are drawing up nitrogen management plans that could affect no-tillers in the future.
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Manure, Crop Diversity Lock Down No-Till Profits

Koepke Farms tweaks its crop rotation, manure management and onfarm research to get the most from its no-till practices.
Even after more than a quarter-century of no-tilling, Koepke Farms continues to fine-tune its practices to keep soil in place, make the most of manure and fertilizer applications and consistently reach 200-bushel corn yields without irrigation.
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USDA Clarifies Cover Crop Rules For FSA’s ACRE Program

No-tillers can now seed cover crops and still be eligible for ACRE payments, but more changes are expected with the pending Farm Bill.
In the “Frank Comments” column (Page 6) in the May issue of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide, we outlined major cover crop concerns with current government payment and crop insurance regulations.
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