No-till leads way to top North Carolina corn yields

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p1
Trade Publication
This article reports that farmer Johnny Moore raise 1,200 acres of corn, 1,200 acres of soyabeans, 575 acres of wheat and 300 acres of barley. The key, Moore says, is residue management and getting planters in tip-top shape in the off-season. They had an overall average of 140 bushels of com per acre in 2004, planting a wide range of DeKalb, Pioneer and Augusta varieties. Johnny said that in the Piedmont, their soil has improved with no-till. The residue goes a long way in a dry year and hopefully temperatures will stay cool for good pollination. The more residue they can keep on top of the soil, the better their potential for yields in the Piedmont.


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