A soil fungus common to nearly everywhere on the planet could hold the key to conquering some pesky weeds, among them Palmer amaranth and kochia.
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If you’re a corn or soybean producer in the Midwest, chances are you’re feeling the hangover from last spring’s planting conditions that have …
A 27.5 percent decrease in synthetic nitrogen, 49.5 percent decrease in farm diesel, 91.8 percent decrease in MAP (monoammonium phosphate) and a 100 percent decrease in both lime and potash applications—these are just a few of the impressive input reductions Clark Land & Cattle have made from 2011 to 2018—while improving yield averages year on year.
While visiting farms in the heart of the Corn Belt a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of paying a call to the 7,000-acre corn, soybean and beef farm managed by Rick Clark in Williamsport, Indiana. Given the wet spring his area has had, I couldn’t help but notice the stark difference between his fields that we walked without the need for boots and his neighbors fields that were completely saturated. According to him, his field conditions are primarily down to the way the farm is managed.
With harvest season winding down, you’re no doubt making an important decision for your working land. Will you hook up the plow, or is this the year you’ll park it for good? If you’d like to try no-till, use these 5 tips to go from no-till curious to no-till farmer.
Soil health evangelist and North Dakota farmer Gabe Brown farms in Burleigh County, North Dakota. The author of “Dirt to Soil” is legendary in the modern soil health fraternity.
By Mary Hightower