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[Podcast] Hitting the Bullseye with Banded Fertilizer Applications

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by strip-tiller Tryston Beyrer, who shares research results of comparative fertilizer trials to include banded vs. broadcast applications.
In this Strip-Till Farmer Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by strip-tiller Tryston Beyrer, who shares research results of comparative fertilizer trials to include banded vs. broadcast applications.
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Crop Rotation, Grazing Rebuilds Soil

Soil gets tired. After years of supporting a rotating cast of crops, the soil’s nutrient supply is often exhausted. The tilling, turning, and planting also degrade the organic matter in the soil and its ability to stay hydrated.
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Tips For Soil Testing This Fall

Recent surveys indicate that 20% of the fields in Pennsylvania do not have a current soil test. With high yields, the plant food contained in the soil is depleted more rapidly. A 200-bushel corn crop pulls out 80 pounds of phosphorus and 60 pounds of potassium. It is important to get a benchmark as to what is left.
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Effective Starter Fertilizer Use In Corn

Many producers could benefit by using starter fertilizer when planting corn. Starter fertilizer is simply the placement of some fertilizer, usually nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), near the seed - which "jump starts" growth in the spring.
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Fall Fertilization For The 2014 Crop

Corn and soybean harvest continues to move along in Illinois, and as the 2013 crops come off, thoughts turn to fall fertilization. In this article we'll discuss nutrients other than nitrogen. This will be followed soon by an article on nitrogen.
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Soil Test Determines Best Strip-Till 'P' Placement

Strip-till for corn and soybean production is an alternative to no-till on many poorly drained northern Corn Belt soils because it provides a warmer, tilled seedbed while maintaining substantial amounts of erosion-minimizing plant residue between the tilled strips.
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