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Not wasting any time, a panel of four no-tillers at this year’s National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo., rattled off their best tips for success in less than an hour.
Making up the panel were:
Crew says he’s been no-tilling a long time and cautions no-tillers not to fall into the trap of always trying to find the newest way of doing things.
“All of you should jump on every no-till bandwagon there is and let me know what works,” Crew jokes.
“It takes a lot of BTUs to warm up wet soil. We’ve been grid tiling on our farm for four generations,” Sheridan says. “We’re running 30- to 60-foot tile spacings. Where we don’t have good tile outlets we’ve been using some surface ditches, but they’re not preferred because it’s awful rough on equipment.”
“We like to double check our seed tubes and make sure there aren’t any cracked…