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Precision Farming Powers No-Till Yield Quest

A culture of state-of-the-art information technology helps Indiana farmers Curt and Christopher Hudson reap the rewards of continuous no-till.
Farming by the inch is what propels no-tillers Curt and Christopher Hudson closer to higher yields and increased profitability.
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Emerging Tools For Evaluating Soils Could Change How You Farm

Improved electromagnetic sensors and on-the-go software yield 3-D maps of soil profiles that may help no-tillers fine-tune field management decisions.
We've been using precision technologies, such as yield monitors and variable-rate application, for more than a decade to help us fine-tune management practices and improve our production methods and profitability
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No-Till Notes: On-Farm Research Aided By Precision Tools

Replication, randomization of plots with today’s technology can help you learn a great deal about your farm more easily than ever
Guidance systems and control monitors really make on-farm research easier. In the past, it was hard to set up replicated plots, and time consuming to record and weigh the results. Today, yield monitors, guidance systems and rate controllers really make research much easier.
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Making Early Summer Scouting Pay

If late planting leads to your no-till crops canopying 2 or 3 weeks later than normal, early weed control is critical.
Now's a great time to head out to your no-till fields and scout for weeds, insects and other pests. Many of you will be putting on your second pass of herbicides and/or applying a second pass where it turned out that the one-pass weed control system wasn’t adequate.
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Despite The Known Benefits, Use Of Cover Crops Still Lags

Agronomists say more concrete information about costs and implementation must be provided before no-tillers widely adopt cover crops.
No-tillers are keenly aware of the benefits that cover crops can provide to their soil, yet a recent survey funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture indicates that cover crop usage lags.
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