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Breaking Through the ‘Fragipan’ with Annual Ryegrass

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are zeroing in on the organic compounds they believe can break through cement-like fragipan in soils.
Affecting about 50 million acres in the U.S., the fragipan is a naturally-occurring, cement-like soil layer that can reduce the water-holding potential of the soil by about 50% compared to other crop-producing soils, and can reduce crop yields by at least 20-25%.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Planting Green and Other No-Till Strategies with Mike Starkey

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Mike Starkey, who no-tills 2,500 acres of wheat, corn, soybeans and hay in Brownsburg, Ind.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Mike Starkey, who no-tills 2,500 acres of wheat, corn, soybeans and hay in Brownsburg, Ind.
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Cover Crop Considerations after Small Grain Harvest

Cover crops can be used for different reasons, such as to provide soil erosion protection, alleviate compaction, control weeds, fix atmospheric nitrogen for the next crop, harvest for hay, and as a grazing resource. The reason for using a cover crop will determine which species or mixture of species you choose, as well as how you manage it.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Cover Crop Train Keeps Rolling On

Use hits all-time high at 83%, but more cereal rye seeded to trim costs.
No-Till Farmer readers appear firmly committed to using cover crops. The percentage of no-tillers using cover crops grew to 83% in 2017 — a 6-point jump over the prior year, an all-time high in the decade-old no-till benchmark study and the 6th consecutive year of growth.
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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

Managing Annual Ryegrass In No-Till — It’s All About The Details - Dan Towery - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Annual ryegrass is one of the more economical cover crops and provides numerous benefits to no-tilled soils. Yet some farmers are hesitant to use it because of reports that it can be difficult to manage.

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