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  • May 29, 2012
    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Conservation Tillage

    Dave Legvold and Mike Peterson farm outside of Northfield, MN. Both farmers have switched from conventional tillage programs to conservation tillage using a zone-till method, allowing fewer passes as well as nutrient savings. Using zone-till also saves soil, a key to farming land with thin topsoil....More
  • Nov 15, 2011
    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Rainfall Simulator Demonstration

    You don't realize the impact rainfall has on your soil until you really see it. University of Nebraska, Lincoln Ag Engineer Paul Jasa did a rainfall simulator demonstration this summer showing the effects of rain on soil with grass cover, tilled soil and tilled soil with residue cover....More
  • Nov 1, 2011

    Very Dry Tillage Conditions and Corn Harvest Progress

    Completing fall tillage has been a struggle for farm operators in many areas of southern and western Minnesota, due to the extremely dry topsoil conditions. Most of southwest and south-central Minnesota is now listed as being in a moderate drought, with nearly the entire state categorized at abnormally dry....More
  • Jul 27, 2011
    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Howard Buffett on No-Till, Research Projects and Government Regulation

    Howard G. Buffett, farmer, philanthropist and conservationist from Decatur, IL, spoke with Corn & Soybean Digest Managing Editor Susan Winsor about no-till, research projects in South Africa and the importance of growers farming more sustainably before the government forces the issue....More
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