Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Wild Garlic Control in No-Till Fields

🕔Apr 23, 2019Wild garlic has shown up in many Indiana no-till corn and soybean fields this spring especially, in southern Indiana.  Wild garlic is most troublesome in wheat, where aerial bulblets contaminate […]

6 Planter Maintenance Tips for 2019

🕔Apr 10, 2019Planter maintenance is important for all farmers, particularly those in reduced and no-till systems. A well-maintained planter gives seed its best chance, and with field operations happening in a shortened […]

Iowa: Spring Burndown Treatments for Winter Annual Weeds

🕔Mar 27, 2019With the short timeframe for fieldwork this spring prior to planting, early weed management may fall to the bottom of the priority list for many. For those who have persistent […]

Cover Crops: Roller-Crimper Aids Termination, Weed Suppression

🕔Mar 11, 2019Growing organic soybeans without tillage may seem like a pipe dream, but with a roller-crimper, it may be a viable option for your operation. Roller-crimpers can be used to kill […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Missed Fall Tillage? Save Money with No-Till.

🕔Mar 4, 2019The fall of 2018 was challenging for most farmers. It started with rainfall beginning in early September as the corn and soybean crop was maturing. While a good portion of […]

Pennsylvania: Compacted, Rutted Fields – What Can You Do?

🕔Jan 25, 2019Most farmers in Pennsylvania are acutely aware of the negative effects of tillage on soil — such as increased potential for runoff and soil erosion, increased water evaporation, increased decomposition […]

Michigan: Water Quality – Trade-Off for No-Till Benefits?

🕔Jan 24, 2019When excess phosphorus from the farm reaches downstream water bodies, it causes eutrophication and harmful algal blooms like the ones in Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. Much of this phosphorus […]

Planter Maintenance Checklist – 14 Steps to Take Before Spring

🕔Jan 10, 2019Whereas you may be able to get away with a poorly maintained planter in conventionally tilled soil, not so in tough no-till conditions. A no-till planter must be able to […]

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm

🕔Jan 3, 2019Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil’s surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less […]

No-Till November – Leaving Stubble to Protect the Soil

🕔Nov 20, 2018No-till November, a national campaign of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and others, encourages farmers to park their tillage implements each fall. It all started, says Neil Sass, an NRCS […]

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