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Sept. 21, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Three Year Crop Rotation

New research out of Iowa is launching a new theory on crop rotation.

Midwest corner producers might want to consider 3-year crop rotation of beans and corn rather than the traditional 2 year cycle. Iowa state agronomist Matt Liebman says advantages include higher yields and fewer weeds.

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The three year plan is a corn to soybean to oat and red clover rotation, which the experts say helps a producer to grown his own nitrogen and reduce purchase inputs.