TITLE

No-till leads way to top North Carolina corn yields

AUTHOR(S)
Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16635820

 

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