Even though the no-till acreage continues to increase each year, Dan Towery believes less than 12 percent of the U.S. acres are in a continuous no-till program.
Both Towery and Illinois no-tiller Dick Lyons will analyze the best way for growers to move to 100 percent no-till during the 13th annual National No-Tillage Conference being held Jan. 12 to 15, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Towery says rotational tillage remains strong in many areas of the country, including the South, where many farmers still disc ahead of seeding cover crops.
By effectively managing the transition to 100 percent no-till, he says, growers will reduce their risks and capitalize on the many profit-building and environment-saving benefits. During a Friday luncheon presentation, he’ll zero in on the latest ideas and techniques that can make the transition to 100 percent no-till more profitable for growers.
Having continuously no-tilled 300 acres for 16 years, Dick Lyons has dozens of field-tested ideas to help you reduce costs, boost yields and expand profits by moving to a 100 percent no-till program.
The no-tiller and educator from Havel, Ill., maintains that continuous no-till requires the cash grain producer who wants to balance environmental, soil and water concerns with profitability to not only think outside of the traditional box, but to think in terms of a whole new box.
A continuous no-till farmer and a former community college agronomy instructor from the heartland of Illinois (with its deeper, higher clay and…