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Strip-Till & Cover Crops Offer the ‘Best of Both Worlds’

The Isley family has improved water retention by planting annual ryegrass into standing corn and seeding annual ryegrass and rapeseed prior to strip-tilling.
In 2012, the Isley family took a firm dislike to using the word “dirt.” They had gone through a substantial drought and were working ground, watching it turn to powder.  


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Strip-Tillers Should Focus on Emerged Weeds After Short Harvest

The dry pattern this fall may have reduced winter annual weed emergence, and we don’t appear to be headed into an overly wet pattern. It’s possible that weed populations are low and may not merit a fall application, although there are always more weeds out there than we think.
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4 Tips for Managing Drought

The Midwest is dry and experiencing drought problems, especially the Mississippi river with reduced barge traffic. Most strip-tillers want to know: what is the probability of a drought next year?
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How Drought Affects Corn at Each Growth Stage

Corn plants need 1.25 inches of rain each week in July and August to maintain rapid growth and produce the best possible yields. The University of Missouri summarizes the effects from moderate drought on corn plants and the resulting impact on yield.
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