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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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NCGA Corn Yield Contest – World Record for No-Till/Strip-Till/Irrigated Crop – DTN

NCGA Corn Yield Contest – World Record for No-Till/Strip-Till/Irrigated Crop – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 18, 2017

The National Corn Growers Association on Monday announced the winners of its 2017 National Corn Yield Contest.   Repeating as yield champion in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category was David Hula of Charles City, Virginia. His yield of 542.27040 bushels per acre

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No-Till Farming: The Economics of Saving Money, Time, and Soil

No-Till Farming: The Economics of Saving Money, Time, and Soil

👤By Elizabeth Creech, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 🕔Dec 1, 2017

For farmers across the country, it comes as no surprise to hear that conservation tillage practices – particularly continuous no-till – can save time and money compared to conventional tillage. The potential benefits of no-till are well-documented, from improving soil

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Kansas Field Tour: EPA Officials Get Close and Personal with Palmer Amaranth

Kansas Field Tour: EPA Officials Get Close and Personal with Palmer Amaranth

👤By Kathy Gehl, Kansas State University 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Ask any weed scientist what is one of the most pressing challenges they face, and chances are the answer is herbicide-resistant weeds. For farmers in central and western Kansas, controlling these weeds in a limited-rainfall environment presents a unique management

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Texas Cotton: Hold the Water – Wait Until Flowering to Irrigate, Says Study

Texas Cotton: Hold the Water – Wait Until Flowering to Irrigate, Says Study

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Almost five years of data indicate producers can save as much as 40 percent of their water on a cotton crop by better timing their irrigation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Paul DeLaune, an AgriLife Research

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Burndown: Elevore Pre-Plant Herbicide Available in 2018 to Control Broadleaf Weeds

Burndown: Elevore Pre-Plant Herbicide Available in 2018 to Control Broadleaf Weeds

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Trials across the Midwest and Midsouth conducted by farmers and retailers through Dow AgroSciences’ Field Forward on-farm research program showed superior burndown control on tough broadleaf weeds using Elevore herbicide. Powered by a new Group 4 growth regulator herbicide developed

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Kansas: No-Till Seeding School Set For August 9, Lorraine

Kansas: No-Till Seeding School Set For August 9, Lorraine

👤From a press release 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Ag education provider and manufacturer Exapta will once again hold its No-Till Seeding School, set this year for August 9 at the Jason Stansbury farm near Lorraine, Kansas. Attendees can choose from either a morning or an afternoon session, starting

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Flint on Crops: No-Till Has a Secret Weapon – Commentary

Flint on Crops: No-Till Has a Secret Weapon – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, University of Mississippi Agronomist 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Through the years as I have written these weekly articles I have touched on the idea that when soil is allowed to remain undisturbed for some length of time Nature has a way of returning it to the state which

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Alabama Weeds: Wrapped Up Burndown but Too Wet to Plant – What Now?

Alabama Weeds: Wrapped Up Burndown but Too Wet to Plant – What Now?

👤By Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Alabama A&M, Auburn University 🕔Jun 1, 2017

With all of the rain that we have gotten lately, many people had already burned down their fields but then were unable to plant. They are now in the situation where they have 2-4 inch weeds, wet fields, and won’t

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Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

👤By Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications 🕔May 23, 2017

Don Tyler, professor emeritus with the University of Tennessee Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS), passed away at his home on Sunday, May 7. He was 66. Tyler had retired in June 2016 following a nearly 40-year career

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