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AgriLife Research: Rotation, cover crops impact cotton yields more than tillage

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

After eight years of research on no-till advantages and disadvantages with cotton crops, Dr. Paul DeLaune is convinced it’s not as much about the tillage as it is about the cover crop and/or rotation.

DeLaune, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research environmental soil scientist in Vernon, said he has compared no-till, strip till and conventional till, as well as cotton with a terminated wheat crop in the Rolling Plains. Continue reading

6 Reasons to Sample for SCN this Fall

I took this article from Corn and Soybean Digest. Since soybean cyst nematode is prevalent in the South, I thought it would apply to a lot of our farmers. Ohio State University submitted the original article.

While it is still fresh in your mind, many of you probably noticed the great deal of variability this year in yields that occurred as you were driving the combine across the field. Part of the variability is due to the presence of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Why is it important to know where it is and what the levels are? Here are a few reasons.

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