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Benefits and Pitfalls of Adding Cover Crops in Strip-Till

Iowa strip-tiller Frank Moore shares a creative approach to selecting and seeding cover crops to combat erosion on his 2,000 acre farm.
Frank Moore believes a little trial and error on his farm can go long way, and that led him to switch over to strip-tilling corn and introducing cover crops on his 2,000 acre farm near Cresco in northern Iowa.
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Making The Most Of A Simple Strip-Till System

Cover crops and split-nitrogen applications are beneficial additions to Kyle Schminke’s straightforward strip-till operation in Iowa.
For more than 20 years, a less-is-more approach has defined the strip-till operation of Iowa farmer Kyle Schminke. He got his start working with Shellsburg, Iowa, farmer Homer Showman and today strip-tills about 1,000 acres of corn and no-tills 1,000 acres of soybeans.
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Adapting, Evolving Boosts Strip-Till Efficiency

Ongoing equipment modifications and fertility experimentation helps Iowa strip-tiller Adam Nechanicky achieve consistent corn yields on variable soils.
Strip-tiller Adam Nechanicky and his father, Mark, take pride in getting the most production from their 500-acre corn and soybean operation near Buckingham, Iowa.
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Learning From Cover Crops On Prevented Planting Acres

Saturated soils proved to be a challenge for Iowa farmers this past spring. Iowa had 726,350 prevented planting acres according to the Nov. 1, 2013 FSA prevented acres report. More than 619,000 intended corn acres and about 107,000 soybean intended acres were reported as not planted here in Iowa.
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Funds Available for Water Quality Practices in Iowa

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today that cost share funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. The initial practices that are prioritized for funding this fall are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.
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Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Identified In Iowa

Soybean vein necrosis virus (SVNV) was first confirmed in Iowa last season. Last year we did not see SVNV until August. This past week we identified SVNV in several locations in Iowa. It is not known yet if earlier symptoms may increase chances of yield loss.
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