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Thriving Soybeans

Coming back from a car show, I drove down old 124 about 8 PM where I saw the thriving crop of no-till soybeans. The beans were planted without plowing, using a planter that cuts a only a narrow slit for seeds. Chemical weed control eliminates the need for cultivating. This method saves topsoil and saves fuel by eliminating at least two trips across the fields. The field is in the Scioto River bottoms.

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Taken on June 19, 2010