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December 2, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Minimizing “yield drag” in no-till
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The latest field crop report from OMAFRA reflects on the growing year in Ontario for canola and edible beans, including incidence of pests and diseases, and provides tips for 2015 management. >> Read full article

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Minimizing “yield drag” in no-till

Despite the many advantages of no-till, some soybean growers are considering whether the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. It turns out that field trials conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), using several planting systems, showed little yield advantage between the systems.

However, one of the greatest issues for no-till soybeans is too much corn residue, which causes “yield drag.” Practicing good management can minimize yield drag, allowing growers to enjoy the benefits of no-till while growing soybeans successfully. According to Horst Bohner, a leading researcher on soybean tillage systems and a soybean specialist with OMAFRA, improvements in corn varieties have led to more residue due to yield improvements; and, while this is good news for corn growers, it has had a detrimental effect on the yield of no-till soybeans the following year. But, Bohner’s research offers some solutions.
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