Q: What will be the biggest problems first-time no-tillers – coming from a chisel plowing corn operation – would need to prepare for in a transition to no-till?

A: Making sure you have good soil-to-seed contact and that the seed is placed at uniform depth in the ground. Also make sure you have a starter fertilizer with adequate amounts of nitrogen, as no-tilled soils take a little bit longer to warm up in the spring in the northern corn belt.

Managing your residue will also be key, so you can put the row in a clean area.