Jul 28, 2014
Sign UpLogin


Ask an Agronomist

RSS By: Farm Journal Agronomists, Farm Journal

Have your agronomic questions answered by a Farm Journal agronomist. E-mail us directly at TestPlots@FarmJournal.com, and we’ll respond on this blog to provide an interactive dialogue.

How Important Is Tillage When It Comes to Bushels in the Bin?

Mar 09, 2012

Question: How Important is the Speed of Your Planter When It Comes to Bushels in the Bin?

 

Answer:

Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS (2 Comments)

GL Walker - Cherokee, IA
The question is how much do you gain from a "nice seed bed" if your soil carbon and nutrient cycles are destroyed by tillage, and you've created a structure-less hard pan under structure-less powder. I encourage you to look at the field tests following diverse cover crops in no-till fields! Even in the prime soils like we have here in Iowa, you can get a yield difference out of healthier soil, especially in a drought cycle. http://ohioline.osu.edu/sag-fact/pdf/0011.pdf
10:53 AM Sep 8th
 
GL Walker - Cherokee, IA
The question is how much do you gain from a "nice seed bed" if your soil carbon and nutrient cycles are destroyed by tillage, and you've created a structure-less hard pan under structure-less powder. I encourage you to look at the field tests following diverse cover crops in no-till fields! Even in the prime soils like we have here in Iowa, you can get a yield difference out of healthier soil, especially in a drought cycle. http://ohioline.osu.edu/sag-fact/pdf/0011.pdf
10:53 AM Sep 8th
 

MARKETS

CROPSLIVESTOCKFINANCEENERGYMETALS
Market Data provided by Barchart.com
Enter Zip Code below to view live local results:
bayer
 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions