Researcher seeks no-till soybean yield loss answers

Researcher seeks no-till soybean yield loss answers

A researcher says there are many advantages to no-till planting, but he’s trying to solve a common yield loss problem. 

Shawn Conley

Shawn Conley with the University of Wisconsin and the state’s soybean program tells Brownfield farmers are improving soil health with no-till practices, but there’s a downside for some soybean growers. “We’re looking at, also, what’s going on when we’re no-tilling soybeans into some of this really heavy corn residue. We have this slow-growth syndrome occurring, and we’re starting to see kind of a yield penalty.”

Conley tells Brownfield he believes the reason soybeans are lagging is that the preceding corn crop was so good.

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