Nutrient Management

Fall-Applied Anhydrous Ammonia Best Practices

To minimize the loss of nitrogen (N) from fall-applied anhydrous ammonia (AA), follow these four best practices as defined by Purdue University: seal the application slot, avoid applications on poorly-drained or excessively well-drained soils, wait till soil temperatures approach freezing, and use a nitrification inhibitor.
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USDA to Offer New Insurance Option for Conservation-Minded Corn Farmers Who ‘Split-Apply’ Nitrogen

Beginning in crop year 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will offer the Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) in certain states for non-irrigated corn, providing coverage for producers who use this practice that is considered better for natural resources and saves money for producers.


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Sponsored Content: Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till

How Strip-Till is Driving Higher Yields

2020 was anything but typical. But for farmers who got an early start on planting, managed to navigate extreme weather and put down the right fertility, it turned out pretty great, especially for those who were able to capitalize on improved crop prices and earn top placements in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Yield Contest. The Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till series is brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems.
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[Podcast] Making Environmental Gains with Strip-Till, Cover Crops

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Riceville, Iowa, strip-tiller Eric Hawbaker to hear about how strip-till has helped him improve soil health and achieve better emergence, even on corn-on-corn acres.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Riceville, Iowa, strip-tiller Eric Hawbaker to hear about how strip-till has helped him improve soil health and achieve better emergence, even on corn-on-corn acres.
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Strip-Till Standpoint

Maintaining Soil Productivity with Strip-Till

In the grand scheme of things, many people say climate change is the most critical issue facing mankind. But to me, the most important challenge is not just maintaining, but improving the productivity of the soil. 


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Building a Tailored Strip-Till System Through Targeted Trials

Always seeking his strip-till sweet spot, Wisconsin grower Ryan Nell is achieving success through experimentation with equipment, timing of operations and nutrient management.

Ryan Nell and his father, Ron, are innovators when it comes to the 2,200-acre family farm in Beaver Dam, Wis. However, they don’t adopt new practices without first researching them and conducting their own on-farm trials to optimize methods for their operation. 


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