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No-till beans struggling through drought


A no-till farmer says he’s concerned this season will deter farmers from continuing some conservation practices.

Central Ohio farmer Tim Norris tells Brownfield “I think we need to be careful about making decisions just right on one particular season, and, we’ve all seen no-till beans do a phenomenal job and out-yield conventional beans year in and year out for several years,” he says.

He says the early, prolonged drought in May under no-till conditions likely limited water and nutrient availability for soybeans.

No-till beans struggling through drought