Tillage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6121/more en The case for strip till: Healthy soil, less tile, better root growth http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/case-strip-till-healthy-soil-less-tile-better-root-growth <div class="field-deck"> Can’t get enough residue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After 11 years of strip till, Dennis Smith has built his night crawler numbers up to the point that there’s not enough soybean residue to go around. He also doesn't need to tile or use grass waterways because of better water infiltration.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/case-strip-till-healthy-soil-less-tile-better-root-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/case-strip-till-healthy-soil-less-tile-better-root-growth#comments Conservation Tillage Strip Till Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:27:00 +0000 106141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Dennis Smith committed to strip till 11 years ago, sold his field cultivator, and hasn&rsquo;t looked back. He says there&rsquo;s a learning curve with strip till, and you have to commit to the time it takes to see soil changes, but he&rsquo;d never go back to full width tillage.</p> Photo: Lynn Betts Strip till builds soil conditions, root strength and better yields http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-builds-soil-conditions-root-strength-and-better-yields <div class="field-byline"> By Jonathan Eisenthal </div> <div class="field-deck"> The strip promotes uniform emergence and builds soil biology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Minnesota researchers found that strip-till benefits soil conditions by measuring an 8.6 percent increase in soil organic matter in five years. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-builds-soil-conditions-root-strength-and-better-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-builds-soil-conditions-root-strength-and-better-yields#comments Tillage Tillage Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:19:00 +0000 105441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 4 Ways to minimize soil compaction http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/4-ways-minimize-soil-compaction <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> 4 Management decisions to minimize soil compaction </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soil compaction can cost producers yields, but with proper field management, compaction can be minimized.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/4-ways-minimize-soil-compaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/4-ways-minimize-soil-compaction#comments Tillage Drainage Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:50:00 +0000 105381 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Ag stories: Soybean planting, pesticide labels, price expectations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-ag-stories-soybean-planting-pesticide-labels-price-expectations <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some considerations for soybean planting and a reminder about pesticide labels. Learn what university experts are predicting for corn and soybean prices and how one farmer is making no-till work in the north. Finally, enjoy some apps for your smartphone.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-ag-stories-soybean-planting-pesticide-labels-price-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-ag-stories-soybean-planting-pesticide-labels-price-expectations#comments Crop Chemicals Marketing Soybeans Tillage soybean planting Pesticides Prices Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:10:00 +0000 103871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com No soil is too wet or cold for no-till http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/no-soil-too-wet-or-cold-no-till <div class="field-deck"> No-till continues to make converts regardless of soils and northern climates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>West-central Wisconsin farmer Carl Oberholtzer has made no-till work. It's been a learning experience that has helped him maintain soil organic matter, with hopes of growing it as he incorporates cover crops.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/no-soil-too-wet-or-cold-no-till" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/no-soil-too-wet-or-cold-no-till#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage No Till Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:23:00 +0000 103651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Planting corn into a residue heavy field without tillage may be common elsewhere, but in the cold, wet soils around Marshfield, Wisconsin, it is the anomaly. &quot;It won&#39;t work here,&quot; is a common refrain. However, a group of local farmers and the local Univ. of Wisc. research station are making it work.</p> Photo: Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, Univ. of Wisc. Advice from farmers http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/advice-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farmers from Iowa, Indiana and Ohio have written offer their advice and opinions on tillage, sustainability and soil health. Some agree with being progressive, and others are questioning it. What are your thoughts on being sustainable?</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/advice-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/advice-farmers#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Think Different Sustainable Agriculture Tillage Think Different Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:18:00 +0000 103551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Too progressive? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/too-progressive <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I enjoy good debates with farmers because often, everyone gains something in the process. But conversations become difficult for me when science is ignored in favor of personal beliefs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/too-progressive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/too-progressive#comments Issues Tillage Think Different Tillage Think Different Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:16:00 +0000 103031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Best stories of 2015: Fertilizer application, tillage, agronomics, management practices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/best-stories-2015-fertilizer-application-tillage-agronomics-management-practices <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Agronomic practices, fertilizer application, tillage and low prices (and how to deal with them) were just a few hot topics on our website in 2015. Check out these most-read stories; a lot of it will be helpful to know for 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/best-stories-2015-fertilizer-application-tillage-agronomics-management-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/best-stories-2015-fertilizer-application-tillage-agronomics-management-practices#comments Corn Fertilizer Tillage Sidedress Management Fri, 18 Dec 2015 23:49:00 +0000 102321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Best galleries of 2015: New tractors, mobile apps for farming, tillage, land values, soil fertility and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/best-galleries-2015-new-tractors-mobile-apps-farming-tillage-land-values-soil-fertility-an <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>As farmers worked hard in 2015 to produce crops, we worked hard to bring you the best stories and information to help you farm smarter, and be more profitable. From new farm equipment to mobile apps to use on the farm, soil fertility tips to land values and other tips to make harvest better, we've offered a plethora of information in our galleries this year. Here are the top galleries for 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/best-galleries-2015-new-tractors-mobile-apps-farming-tillage-land-values-soil-fertility-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/best-galleries-2015-new-tractors-mobile-apps-farming-tillage-land-values-soil-fertility-an#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage corn production soybean production Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:48:00 +0000 102231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 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> <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