Source: Mahdi Al-Kaisi /Integrated Crop Management News and Iowa State University Extension

The wet 2008 fall put a hold on tillage operations for many farmers, which may provide them with time to consider the use of no-tillage system for soybean after corn. Conventional tillage, whether for corn or soybean, generally has shown limited advantage in yield and economic returns. The exception is a few cases with corn that involve lack of drainage and wet, cold soil conditions.

As preparations for spring field operations get underway, producers need to stop and think about their tillage system choices. Especially given the costs associated with conventional tillage operations