Articles Tagged with ''crop rotations''

Strip-Till Systems for Corn Production

Although reducing tillage intensity can provide conservation benefits and cost savings, adoption of no-till and minimum till practices for corn production has been limited in some areas, particularly in the northern Corn Belt. In this environment, a shorter growing season and cold, poorly drained soils can lead to delayed planting, low and uneven emergence and lower yields for reduced versus conventional tillage. Strip-till has been proposed as an alternative minimum tillage system for areas and soils that are not well suited for no-till management.
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Radish Roots Can 'Bio-Strip-Till' Fields

The deep roots of radishes, and the voids that winterkilled and decayed radishes create, have led some farmers to "bio strip-till" with the popular cover crop, saus a recent report by several university experts.

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