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Flint on Crops: Soil Compaction Can Be Managed – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Soil Compaction Can Be Managed – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Sep 25, 2017

As they go about harvesting this year’s crop growers are seeing the effects of soil compaction in fields of all crops. In many cases the symptoms have been visible as differences in plant color, height, and overall growth. It goes

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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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South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. Those savings could mount quickly; South Carolina plants more than 180,000 acres of cotton, according to the National Agricultural

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Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota Extension Educator 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Plan to attend this year’s Strip-Till Expo on Wednesday, September 6th at the University of Minnesota – North Dakota State University Tillage Research Trials, west of Fergus Falls, MN. A hallmark of the day will be the side-by-side field demonstrations

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Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest

Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest

👤By Jared Goplen, Tom Peters, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

One of the many benefits of including small grains in crop rotations is improved broadleaf weed control and breaking up weed lifecycles. Although freshly harvested small grain fields have a clean look, they often have weeds hiding in the stubble.

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Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, September 8

Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, September 8

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Aug 1, 2017

What impacts can we expect on soil health and productivity with cover crops, reduced tillage and/or a more diversified cropping system? Should I adjust my weed or nutrient management program when interseeding cover crops into corn or soybean? How can

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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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Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: What Can the U.S. Learn From Australia? No Easy Answers. – DTN

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: What Can the U.S. Learn From Australia? No Easy Answers. – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔May 19, 2017

There have been more than a few jokes this week about the irony of weed scientists choosing Colorado as a meeting place to talk about resistance. However, no one in this audience is laughing about the global threat of weeds

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Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops Help Feed Fungi Necessary for Soil Health – DTN

Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops Help Feed Fungi Necessary for Soil Health – DTN

👤By Dan Crummett, Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor 🕔Mar 30, 2017

A little field diplomacy can go a long way toward maintaining healthy, resilient crops — and that means taking care of billions of helping hands busy at work in the topsoil of your farm. Kristine Nichols, chief scientist at the

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Michigan: Repairing Harvest Ruts Prior to Planting Without More Compaction

Michigan: Repairing Harvest Ruts Prior to Planting Without More Compaction

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Mar 9, 2017

I’ve seen more fields with harvest ruts this year than I usually do. There were several weather-related factors that contributed to this situation. The wet spring led to planting delays, delaying crop maturity. However, the biggest factor was the green

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