Field Crops Webinar Series 2-25-19: Tillage in Michigan Soybean Systems - James DeDecker
From Eric K Anderson on February 26th, 2019
This webinar features James DeDecker, director of MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, and focus on tillage in Michigan soybean systems. In 2016, a team of MSU Extension educators, faculty and growers set out to gather on-farm data, aiming to help Michigan soybean producers better target tillage to improve their yields, profitability and sustainability. Our study identified environments where no-till lives up to the hype, as well as areas where conservation or conventional tillage would be recommended to maximize soybean performance and profitability. In the latter case, we looked at the inherent capacity of soils and complementary practices including manure and cover crops to buffer soil disturbance and protect soil health.