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 […]

No-Till Corn: Study Focuses on Profitability of Enhanced Efficiency Urea Fertilizers

🕔Nov 9, 2018Nitrogen is an important and expensive input for corn production, with fertilizer expenses including nitrogen comprising 37 to 45 percent of annual total operating expenses for corn in the United […]

Iowa: Do You Need to Till This Fall?

🕔Oct 30, 2018Late harvest and the rush to get grains out of the fields may present an opportunity to rethink the need for tilling fields this fall or not. The question to […]

No-Till Farming: New Jersey Schedules First-Ever Conference

🕔Oct 16, 2018New Jersey’s first-ever no-till and cover crop conference will be held Thursday, December 13, at Hawk Pointe Golf Course in Washington, NJ. The day-long conference features experts in no-till and cover […]

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