In this issue, you will find:
“The benefits of cover crops in reduced- and no-till systems”
- In the Midwest about 75 of soybean acreage is planted without prior tillage. Conversely about 75% of corn is planted with at least one tillage pass and usually more.
“Does the mild winter coupled with glyphosate resistance mean re-thinking pre-plant burndown herbicide use?”
- The mild conditions this fall and winter have meant emergence and significant growth of winter annual weeds across the country. Where no-till, minimum-till or strip till is adopted, these weeds compete for soil moisture and nutrients and cause significant problems with crop establishment.