Every fall and spring, producers are faced with tillage decisions for the next crop year. Generally, tillage--whether for corn or soybean--has shown limited advantage in yield and economic returns, except in few cases where drainage and field conditions are challenging. As preparations for spring field operations are underway, producers need to stop and think about the choice of tillage system, given the challenges faced with energy prices and the associated cost of conventional tillage operations.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Licht, Mark A.; and Hanna, H. Mark, "Is tillage needed for your soybean crop?" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1210.
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