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How Tillage Can Reduce Disease Pressure

January 19, 2012
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director

In episode 7 of Corn College TV Season 2, Ken Ferrie explains how tillage can help manage disease pressures.

He uses a demonstration plot as an example, where the same hybrid was planted across the field, but different tillage was done in sections.
“Looking at the lower three leaves, we can see a difference in the disease pressure on the leaves,” he says. “Diseases come from residue, so crop rotation does matter, but tillage maters too.”
Learn more in this episode of Corn College TV.
 

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