Contact: John Lundvall, Iowa Learning Farms, firstname.lastname@example.org 515.291.9936 (cell)
Planting corn-after-corn is a practice of interest for many farmers for greater profits and to avoid soybean disease and pest problems. Farmers see some challenges in no-till practices for corn-on-corn planting, however, and this field day will share best practices from one farmer’s perspective. In addition, the Conservation Station’s rainfall simulator will provide a visual lesson on the benefits of no-till.
Mark Mueller began using no-till several years ago by planting soybean into standing cornstalks to control soil erosion and save labor. In 2010, Mueller began no-till planting corn following corn. Many of Mark’s acres are on a 2-year corn/1-year soybean rotation, with some acres planted to a 3-year corn/1-year soybean rotation.
Take exit 205 from Highway 218 west of Waverly and travel east on