Convert to No-Till Corn (Country Journal - November 15, 2009)
No-till corn is a tough sell to most farmers. Farmers are tilling ahead of corn planting because they typically see a yield increase with tillage that covers the added costs. Often corn yields drop slightly after switching to no-till, perhaps 5-10-15%. Corn benefits from tilled soils due to the release of nutrients from soil organic matter.
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