Tillage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6121/more en Embrace change http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/embrace-change <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Leaders say change happens through growth over time. I hope we can all try to get outside our comfort zone. Taking that first step can lead to less fear and put us on the road to greater success.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/embrace-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/embrace-change#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Tillage Think Different Crops Think Different Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:41:00 +0000 102071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 20, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-20-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 agriculture stories to read this week, read about the pros and cons to different tillage methods and get some insight into data management. Learn about the possibilities to use corn stover as a cellulosic ethanol source and find out how to access hybrid yield results from farmers across the country. Finally, check out a new Facebook page and Go Fund Me campaign, Farm Toys for Tots.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-20-2015#comments Corn Precision Ag Tillage Precision Farming Tillage Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:28:00 +0000 101961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Attend the Conservation Tillage Conference http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/attend-conservation-tillage-conference <div class="field-byline"> Source: Conservation Tillage Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In less than a month, farmers will gather to discuss conservation tillage. The annual Conservation Tillage Conference, held this year in Willmar on Dec. 15 and 16, will feature speakers, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions and the favorite: beer and bull. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/attend-conservation-tillage-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/attend-conservation-tillage-conference#comments Conservation Tillage Conservation Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:14:00 +0000 101931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com #ICYMI: Top stories from October 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/icymi-top-stories-october-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In case you missed it: Here are our most-read stories from October 2015. From tillage's impact on soil health to new equipment, soil fertility management to dropping high-priced land leases, these stories appealed to farmers for their tips, insight and information.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/icymi-top-stories-october-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/icymi-top-stories-october-2015#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer Tillage Tillage Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:06:00 +0000 101441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct.30, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct30-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get advice from experts on not skimping on crop inputs and see what a balance sheet looks like with lower farmland prices. Read about an EU rejection of opting out of biotech food and learn about changing chisel points to increase residue. Finally help out an ag-friendly Senator who supports biotech and a uniform food labeling system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct30-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct30-2015#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Tillage GMO Crops Tillage Fri, 30 Oct 2015 22:42:00 +0000 101371 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com How has your tillage practice changed this fall? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/10302015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>More and more farmers are making the change from whole-field tillage to conservation tillage. We&#39;d like to know if tillage practices have changed on your farm? Have you reduced tillage in some way by using strip-till or no-till? Do you not till any soybean ground? Do you till at all in the fall? Or have your practices stayed the same? Take our latest poll and let us know how you&#39;re changing tillage practices on your farm. And feel free to leave a comment with your changes, and your location.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/10302015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3731-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3731"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3731" name="choice" value="3731" class="form-radio" /> No change: same whole-field tillage on corn and soybean ground.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3741-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3741"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3741" name="choice" value="3741" class="form-radio" /> Reduced my tillage: Shifted more acres to strip-till.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3751-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3751"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3751" name="choice" value="3751" class="form-radio" /> Reduced my tillage: Shifted more acres to no-till.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3761-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3761"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3761" name="choice" value="3761" class="form-radio" /> We don’t till soybean ground in the fall.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3771-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3771"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3771" name="choice" value="3771" class="form-radio" /> We don’t till any ground in the fall.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="101341" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-FxiqfnCcU8XWj79yH9jpA29qpu-QyTxpPv5O5sST05k" value="form-FxiqfnCcU8XWj79yH9jpA29qpu-QyTxpPv5O5sST05k" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/10302015#comments Tillage Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:57:55 +0000 101341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com From plow to no-till http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/plow-no-till <div class="field-deck"> Farmer finds his way to make no-till and cover crops work to grow OM and protect soil. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Twenty-four years of continuous no-till, plus a decade of cover cropping, has largely halted water erosion on Dan Gillespie's farm in northeastern Nebraska, he says. Soil biological activity is flourishing and soil organic matter has climbed by more than a third. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/plow-no-till" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/plow-no-till#comments Conservation Soybeans Tillage cover crops No Till Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21:39:00 +0000 101261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p><strong>After 20 years of no tillage and a decade of cover crops, Dan Gillespie&rsquo;s soil organic matter levels have nearly doubled. Higher organic matter levels have boosted his soil&rsquo;s water-holding capacity, allowing him to cut irrigation water usage.&nbsp;</strong></p> Ethanol can reduce fall tillage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/ethanol-can-reduce-fall-tillage <div class="field-deck"> Farmers find stover removal for cellulosic ethanol boosts yields, reduces costs and saves soil. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two years ago, Curt Ferris began an experiment that side-lined his deep ripper. Instead, he removes about half the corn residue after harvest, with no tillage until spring.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/ethanol-can-reduce-fall-tillage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/ethanol-can-reduce-fall-tillage#comments Corn Energy Tillage Cellulosic ethanol Tillage Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:23:00 +0000 101231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Stover bales are removed from farm fields to central storage sites, where they await final movement to the DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.</p> Photo: DuPont <p>Curt Ferris has seen yields increase up to 10 bushels per acre on corn-on-corn ground since he began partially removing crop residue following harvest.&nbsp;</p> Photo: DuPont Change chisel points to boost residue http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/change-chisel-points-boost-residue <div class="field-deck"> If you can’t stop ripping yet, at least stay shallow and increase surface residue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are many innovative new tillage tools that loosen the soil and prepare the seedbed, while leaving more protective residue on the soil surface. But what if you’re not in the market for a new implement? You can still boost residue cover by switching to less aggressive points on your chisel plow. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/change-chisel-points-boost-residue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/change-chisel-points-boost-residue#comments Tillage Tillage Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:57:00 +0000 101171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 9, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-9-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week learn about a new bacterial leaf disease and get some considerations if you're planning to apply nitrogen this fall. Read about the benefits of the recently passed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and about how tillage is impacting your soil health. Finally, enjoy a new podcast about yield mysteries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-9-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-9-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Marketing Tillage Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:49:00 +0000 100871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com