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Best No-Till Planter Closing Wheels, According to Beck's PFR

Best No-Till Planter Closing Wheels, According to Beck's PFR

Data from Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR) indicates using the proper closing wheel provides up to a 5.1 bushel per acre advantage in corn and a 2.5 bushel per acre advantage in soybeans. The study compared five different aftermarket closing wheels.

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Focus on Biology for Better Soil Health
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What You Should Know About No-Till Planters
For no-tillers, the planter is the most crucial piece of equipment on their farm. This article will take you through the basic components of a no-till planter and provide you with tips for no-till planter maintenance from experienced pros in the industry.

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Ecological Farming Proves Beneficial for Farmers in Africa

An international team of scientists has found that eco-friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes such as beans or pigeon peas, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can raise food crop yields in places such as rural Africa, where small-scale farmers cannot apply much nitrogen fertilizer.

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    When it comes to climate change and the challenges it creates, I’m thankful that many of the solutions we are proposing are often the same things that we are suggesting farmers and ranchers consider to improve their bottom lines.
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    We got rain! I had over an inch and half in my gage last week! Some folks in Southern Oklahoma got more than that! Great news, at least in Oklahoma, right? Wrong.
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    Nitrogen Oxides Becoming a Big Worry

    While climate change and carbon sequestration are on the minds of many no-tillers, other greenhouse gases may cause even more crop damage.
  • Dryland Drought Keeps on Rolling

    The conditions in Oklahoma and Kansas especially continue to deteriorate. Wish I could say something positive. I guess we don’t have to worry about flooding at the moment.

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[Podcast] Jared Kenney on Taking No-Till Advice and Precision Nutrients

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, Associate Editor Noah Newman talks to Jared Kenney of Amherste, Neb. Kenney finished second in the National Corn Growers’ Association Annual Yield Contest for Irrigated No-Till in Nebraska.

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Yetter Farm Equipment has been providing farmers with residue management, fertilizer placement, and seedbed preparation solutions since 1930. Today, Yetter equipment is your answer for success in the face of ever-changing production agriculture challenges. Yetter offers a full lineup of planter attachments designed to perform in varying planting conditions, multiple options for precision fertilizer placement, strip-till units, and stalk rollers for your combine. Yetter products maximize your inputs, save you time, and deliver return on your investment. Visit them at yetterco.com.

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It’s important to make sure you set your planter bar height so your parallel arms run level with the ground.

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No-Till Corn: Pushing the Boundaries of Yield Potential

No-Till Corn: Pushing the Boundaries of Yield Potential

This 16-page special report offers tips and guidance from growers at or near the height of their talents. Learn what challenges they face, from managing equipment to self-control, and find advice and valuable information to help you reach the same level of success that they have.
No-Till & Cover Crops Handbook

No-Till & Cover Crops Handbook

Transitioning from conventional farming to no-till and incorporating the use of cover crops requires a higher level of management, but with No-Till Farmer's new No-Till & Cover Crops Handbook, you now have easy access to the critical information you need on field preparation, equipment requirements, how no-till and covers impact other agronomic practices and more.

Understanding Soil Fertility for Higher Yields

Understanding Soil Fertility for Higher Yields

This special report was put together to help farmers understand soil fertility and the connection with crop yields. From Neal Kinsey’s explanation of how to nurture soils so they become a thriving, productive system to the importance of sulfur to identifying nutrient imbalances on real-life soil tests, the topics covered illuminate today’s generally accepted understanding of soil fertility.                                                                              
    
                                                     
Fine-Tuning No-Till Performance with Better Planter Technology

Fine-Tuning No-Till Performance with Better Planter Technology

This 24 page special report is designed to bring you practical information and tips on how to improve each and every facet of your no-till planter, from attachments to GPS systems to evaluating various setups. Expert advice from long-time no-tillers, no-till researchers and planter consultants offer valuable insights into modifications and adjustments that will help you achieve better stands and ultimately better yields.                                                        
    
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