Tillage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6121/more en November 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The November issue of Corn+Soybean Digest offered fresh ideas in merging art and science to farm for the big picture. There are also corn residue breakdown myths, including a photo gallery. Read challenges in rail transport, and weed control. Get an outlook about corn production in China, and see what's ahead in soil health tests. Finally, read about the weather future for the Corn Belt. And don't forget regular pieces from Editor Kurt Lawton, as well as new ideas from Xperts Ed Usset and Dan Frieberg.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features#comments Conservation Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans Tillage Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:52:00 +0000 94611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Think Different: Tillage traditions die hard http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/think-different-tillage-traditions-die-hard <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Oh, the aroma of fresh-tilled soil. You know what I’m talking about — that amazing and wonderful odor given off as steel slices and turns dark that golden carpet of crop residue. That wonderful scent soured given what I saw on a Minnesota field this fall. Dark fields with little to no corn residue. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/think-different-tillage-traditions-die-hard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/think-different-tillage-traditions-die-hard#comments Tillage Tillage Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:24:00 +0000 94571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: iStock/ThinkStock 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 7, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-7-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read offer advice on fall tillage and insight into corn and soybean consumption after a large harvest. The USDA is seeking public comment on changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program, and if you're going to test cornstalks for nitrate, now is the time. For a good laugh, check out a bit by Jimmy Kimmel where he asked consumers what GMO means.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-7-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-7-2014#comments Conservation Tillage Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:11:00 +0000 94351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn residue breakdown myths http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-myths <div class="field-deck"> Tillage does not speed residue decay and Bt cornstalks are not more resistant to breakdown. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Three years of tillage and residue field and laboratory trials at Ames, Iowa, found no differences in corn residue breakdown due to tillage or type of residue, says research leader Mahdi Al-Kaisi, ISU Extension soil scientist. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-myths#comments Corn Tillage corn production Gold Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:59:00 +0000 94321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn residue breakdown photo journal http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-photo-journal <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Andy Thompson kept a photo journal of residue breakdown in his cornfield near Niota, in west-central Illinois. The field has been in continuous corn since 2012. This series of photos shows how, in a single season, microbes in healthy soil break down large amounts of corn residue left on the surface.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-photo-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-photo-journal#comments Corn Tillage corn production Strip Till Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:46:00 +0000 94301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Conservation Tillage Conference is in December http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/conservation-tillage-conference-december <div class="field-byline"> Source: NDSU and UMN </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This conference emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science in conservation tillage. Learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. And, what have long-time no-tillers and reduced-tillage farmers learned that could spare you the same lessons?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/conservation-tillage-conference-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/conservation-tillage-conference-december#comments Conservation Tillage Tillage Tillage Conference Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:19:00 +0000 94191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Check your tillage costs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/check-your-tillage-costs <div class="field-deck"> Every decision carries a specific dollar cost on this Ohio farm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How often have you wondered whether a new practice or piece of equipment will pay? Kenton, Ohio, farmer Brian Watkins built a computer farming simulation model to calculate the cost of such options. “It tells me how much time a piece of equipment will take to operate and repair, how much fuel will cost and how it will affect other things we do,” he says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/check-your-tillage-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/check-your-tillage-costs#comments Precision Ag Tillage Gold Management Tillage Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:27:00 +0000 94051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Brian Watkins, a sixth-generation corn, soybean and hog operator in Ohio, knows the costs of farm decisions down to the penny with a financial model he devised.</p> 4 considerations for corn residue management, fall tillage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/4-considerations-corn-residue-management-fall-tillage <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every growing season is different. Moisture and residue levels, subsequent crop and expected weather patterns all create confusion as to which type of tillage is best for each field. When thinking about which tillage tool to use for corn residue management this fall, consider these factors: Soil type, crop rotation, soil moisture and slope.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/4-considerations-corn-residue-management-fall-tillage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/4-considerations-corn-residue-management-fall-tillage#comments Corn Tillage Tillage Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:40:00 +0000 94041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com September 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/september-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The September issue of <em>Corn+Soybean Digest</em> offers a lot for readers. From data management to tips for financial success in turbulent times, what farmers learned in 2014 to strip-till tips. Check out these feature stories for insight on Ukraine corn exports, as well as marketing advice for low prices, using tillage for weed control and cover crop seed mixes.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/september-2014-features#comments Conservation Precision Ag Tillage Precision Farming Management Tillage Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:18:00 +0000 93601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com What has 2014 taught farmers? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This spring was crazy in some areas, and we’re in for leaner times through at least 2016. Corn+Soybean Digest asked growers what they have learned and what they are changing going forward. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers#comments Conservation Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:45:00 +0000 93561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com