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North Carolina tests show vertical tillage increases wheat yields | Equipment content from Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina tests show vertical tillage increases wheat yields | Equipment content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Growers in North Carolina have begun to notice that wheat tends to be taller and to produce larger heads in response to sub-soil slits from previous crops, but whether the practice is really improving yields has been up for debate.

 

 

The research of Extension Crop Science Associate, Georgia Love's, tested vertical tillage --  systems which confine soil disturbance to soil movement chiefly upward and/or confined to the region for planting the next rows.

 

In Love's tests on $6/bushel wheat, the method added $15 per acre profit.

 

Other results and equipment types are discussed.

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CALS 2012 Soybean & Tillage Field Day, Sept. 5, 2012

Soybean & Tillage Field Day, Upper Piedmont Research Station, Reidsville, NC, Sept. 5, 2012

 

Please RSVP & Join us! Everyone is welcome to register, visit the station, and hear about new CALS research in soybean and tillage methods.

 

Highlights: Soybean production information; long-term tillage trials
including yield, soil compaction, controlled traffic; soil organic matter;
insect pest management; erosion measurements using ground-based
lidar; remote sensing technologies for soil and crop management.
3 hours CCA (2 SW, 0.5 PM, 0.5 CM), 0.5 hours pesticide credits available

 

See the link above for more information & a map.

 

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