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Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM CDT

The old saying "what's old is new again" jumps to my mind when it comes to some "new" cultural practices in agriculture today. This would be true for a practice like cover crops, something my grandpa probably used during his farming career.

Another old-but-new idea is the recent popularity of split application of nitrogen on corn. The idea is simple: Nitrogen is first applied in the fall/spring; after the corn is growing, a sidedressing operation is done to give the young corn plants nutrients right as they need them.

I can remember when this practice was fairly common previously in ...

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