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Performance Insight Newsletter February 2012 IL, IN, OH

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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.

Read the full newsletter here.