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June 6, 2014

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FERTILIZER PLACEMENT METHOD

When applying nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers to your crops, there are several approaches you can take. Phosphorus doesn’t leach out of the soil, and it isn’t typically harmful to seeds or seedlings, making it the easier of the two fertilizers to apply. Nitrogen dissipates into the atmosphere quickly, and it is also easily washed away … Continued

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May 23, 2014

FACTORS THAT AFFECT SEED PLACEMENT

Seed placement is key to producing an excellent harvest. Good seed placement consists of three factors: depth, seed spacing, and seed to soil contact. To meet these needs, you will have to strike the right balance with your direct seeding equipment.   Seeding to the Correct Depth Uneven seed depth leads to varying germination rates … Continued

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May 4, 2014

DUTCH’S RECOMMENDED READS: MAY 2014

These are the top three Dutch recommend articles we think would be of interest to you from the month of April. We will continue to provide you with information intended to keep you informed about the latest news and trends in the industry. Prairie fertilizer supplies getting even more scare. Below-average temperatures to continue across … Continued

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May 1, 2014

A COMPARISON OF DISC OPENERS AND SEED KNIVES

In the world of no-till farming, growers have a variety of equipment options available. How do you make the choice between a knife opener and a disc opener? Even though there are benefits to both kinds of seeders, most producers prefer knife openers. Here is a comparison of both equipment types to help you make … Continued

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April 22, 2014

OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF DIRECT SEEDING

Producers switching to direct seeding methods from conventional tilling often face a number of challenges. Some of these obstacles serve as a deterrent for those that want to make the switch to no-till farming. As more growers learn how to overcome these challenges, we will all benefit from higher yields, healthier crops and less damage … Continued

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April 4, 2014

HOW DIRECT SEEDING BENEFITS THE ENVIRONMENT

Direct seeding, or no-till farming, offers producers an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to conventional tillage. As agronomy advances, more people are starting to realize just how harmful traditional crop farming techniques can be. No-till farming doesn’t just improve cropland – it also helps keep our waterways clean while cutting carbon dioxide production and dust pollution. … Continued

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