Even considering all the benefits of rotation, there will be producers no-tilling corn on corn. Producers know that tillage can be a great equalizer to reduce many of the problems with mono-crops and that no-till corn on corn can be challenging, if not pro
No-till farmers looking to plant corn after corn this growing season have the option of practicing strip tillage to maintain soil conservation benefits while reducing production issues associated with no-till monoculture crop systems.
Farmers in the southeastern U.S. are planting more corn this year. Some are merely bumping existing acres, while others are taking a stab at an altogether new crop. In making this transition, they'll face a handful of challenges unique to the region, both
Why not plant all corn in 2007? "Planting all corn in 2007 likely will be more profitable than planting soybeans on farms with high-productivity farmland," says University of Illinois Extension farm financial management specialist Gary Schnitkey. "Revenue
For years, we managed corn rootworms with a corn-soybean crop rotation. Any rootworm eggs laid in a corn field one year hatched and died in a bean field the next summer, for lack of any corn roots to munch on. But a few years ago, a few rootworms in Illino