No-till notes - dry land corn


In the last several articles I took a look at how soil microbe populations, forage crops, and grazing cattle on our irrigated field of corn have influenced our fertilizer management on this field. There definitely seems to be a correlation between improving soil health with forage crops following winter wheat and grazing cattle on these crops prior to planting our irrigated corn and nitrogen fertilizer requirements.

We have lowered our nitrogen fertilizer in this field by 60 pounds per acre and feel our corn has the potential for a yield of 200 plus bushels per acre. We’ll know more onc...

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