No-till has many proven economic and environmental benefits. However, producers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of soybeans in no-till planting systems. Wet and cold planting conditions along with increased problems associated with corn residue has forced many growers to reconsider the viability of no-till production.
This project (2010-2013) will assess if no-till production can be significantly improved by fall and or spring single pass tillage systems, residue removal, or use of improved planting equipment. A variety of tillage systems will be tested in small plot trials, as well as the effects of precision seeding.