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Breaking Through to the ‘Root’ Cause of Compacted Soil

Soil compaction can limit yields, cause flooding and runoff and limit nutrient uptake in plants. But breaking up compacted soils with iron is not the answer, according to soil health consultant Jim Hoorman — biology is.
Soggy fields and heavy grain carts are a common combination in fall, and can lead to deeply rutted and compacted fields. And it’s no joke. Soil compaction can reduce yields by up to 60% and it’s been shown to persist for up to 9 years, according to Jim Hoorman.
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[Podcast] Combatting Compaction with No-Till and Cover Crops

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we're joined by former NRCS soil health specialist Jim Hoorman who explains how improving soil structure with no-till and cover crops can help alleviate compaction problems.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we're joined by former NRCS soil health specialist Jim Hoorman who explains how improving soil structure with no-till and cover crops can help alleviate compaction problems.
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Picking A Strategy For Unplanted Fields

Experts say cover crops are the best option for no-tillers to suppress weeds, and boost nutrient levels and soil microbial activity ahead of next year’s planting.
No-tillers face some important decisions this fall on what to do with fields that went unplanted because of spring storms that inundated the Midwest.
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No-Till Experts Share Their Best Ideas

NNTC speakers say cover crops, precision ag technology can help growers squeeze more profit out of every acre
In January I attended the 19th annual National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) in Cincinnati with more than 800 new and veteran no-till professionals.
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No-Till Experts Share Their Best Ideas

NNTC speakers say cover crops, precision ag technology can help growers squeeze more profit out of every acre.
In January I attended the 19th annual National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) in Cincinnati with more than 800 new and veteran no-till professionals.
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Ohio Field Day Yields Tips To Enhance No-Till

No-tillers can use liquid manure and cover crops to improve their soil structure and yields if they follow some simple guidelines, experts say.
No tillers have many cover-crop options that can improve soil tilth, warm up temperatures at planting time, manage pest problems and much more, according to experts who spoke to about 100 no-tillers attending the Ohio No-Till Council’s field day earlier this fall.
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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

Ways To Keep Phosphorus In The Soil Profile In A No-Till System - Jim Hoorman - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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The fertility practices of no-tillers and farmers, in general, are being highly scrutinized due to recent harmful algae blooms and toxins in major waterways like Lake Erie. Jim Hoorman says recent research by Ohio State University shows iron may be releasing soluble reactive phosphorus to surface water during saturated soil conditions.

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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

Improving Soil Structure, Reducing Compaction Naturally Within No-Till - Jim Hoorman - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Long-term studies show soil compaction reduces yields by 30%. Jim Hoorman says poor soil structure and compaction are common, especially where conventional tillage has been used extensively, but even no-tillers often see little improvement or slow gains in soil structure.

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