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Tillage – Yield Booster Or Penalty? South Dakota Adds To Debate.

Tillage – Yield Booster Or Penalty? South Dakota Adds To Debate.

👤Written collaboratively by Anthony Bly, Sara Berg and David Karki, South Dakota State University 🕔Jan 5, 2018

The discussion of grain yields and different tillage practices needs to start in producers’ fields. Grain yield comparisons and results from un-biased research are very important for making agronomic decisions that include tillage; however, producers need to put these practices

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Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Do you need to fulfill your Continuing Education Credit (CEU) requirements? Consider attending the 2017 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 5-6 in Willmar, MN. Ten CEU’s will be available at the 2-day conference, many in the Soil and Water category. Hurry, early

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Flint on Crops: Why Choose No-Till? – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Why Choose No-Till? – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, : Ernie Flint, Regional Specialist – Agronomy MSU Extension 🕔Jan 16, 2017

When the idea of no-tillage farming was introduced there were a lot of skeptics. They were at every level of the production system from the bankers down to the grandfathers who were mentoring the next generation of farmers. The producers

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Soil Health: Reducing Tillage Improves Microbial Activity

Soil Health: Reducing Tillage Improves Microbial Activity

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 4, 2016

For the past several decades, farmers have been abandoning their plows in favor of a practice known as no-till agriculture. Today, about one-third of U.S. farmers are no longer tilling their fields, and still more are practicing conservation tillage–using equipment

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Georgia: Winter Weed Control In Conservation Tillage Systems

Georgia: Winter Weed Control In Conservation Tillage Systems

👤By Ronnie Barentine, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 8, 2016

Cut leaf evening primrose, wild radish, and horseweed are some of the most troublesome weeds in conservation tillage systems. Allowed to grow, these winter weeds become very large and hard to kill by spring planting time.   The most consistent and

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Soil: The Yield Limiting Factor We Take For Granted – DTN

👤Dan Davidson, DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Feb 19, 2015

There’s a good reason the U.N General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. It is agriculture’s fundamental resource. Over the next few days, I’ll be writing about soil health and how to assess it in a series of

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Ohio: Conservation Tillage Conference to Focus on Big Data, Privacy

👤By Tracy Turner, Ohio State University 🕔Feb 5, 2015

As more farmers gain access to and use big data to increase yield production, questions remain about how to keep that data from potentially hurting their farm profits later. Finding ways to make sure data gleaned from precision agriculture –

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Texas: Replacing Irrigation Pivot, Conserving Water on the High Plains

👤By Quenna Terry, USDA NRCS 🕔Nov 6, 2014

Landowner Marcus Martinez is getting results conserving water on his farm after working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to replace a 29 year old center pivot sprinkler system and incorporate additional irrigation water management practices on his

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