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How Calcium Affects Crop Growth

Calcium deficiency is rare in most states, and levels can be easily maintained.
The most common and least chemically mobile of the secondary nutrients, calcium is essential for cell wall construction in plants and allows plant cells in young crops to divide normally.
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Starting Out in Strip-Till

An Innovative Strip-Till System Can Overcome Climate, Soil Challenges

Minnesota farmer Lance Petersen shares how he shed his strip-till training wheels by improvising equipment solutions to accommodate his sandy loam soils.
Lance Petersen and his father Chuck have only been strip-tilling on their 750 acre farm in Rush City, Minn., since 2011, but they’ve already seen the practice weather the best and worst conditions they can imagine.
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Strip-Tilling Works Well For Corn-On-Corn

After 15 years of ridge-tilling, Ulysses, Kan., farmer Larry Smith switched to strip-tilling 4 years ago and finds the practice helps him compensate for environmental factors he can't control - chiefly, sandy soils and unstoppable wind.
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