The Corn-Soybean Rotation X Tillage Interaction: No Tillage Required When Rotating

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist

Crop rotation is the easiest yield you can get. I call it “the gift that keeps on giving.” Corn yield increases 10 to 19% when rotated with soybean, while soybean yield increases 14 to 23% when rotated with corn. For a summary of these rotation responses click here and here. This rotation effect is even more dramatic in stressful years.

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