NNTC

1993: No-Tilling For The Future

Jan. 12-14, Indianapolis • 814 attendees

Co-sponsors, along with No-Till Farmer...

American Cyanamid | DowElanco | DuPont Ag Products | ICI Agricultural Products (Syngenta) | Monsanto


“Folks in the eastern Corn Belt no-till to get rid of excessive moisture while out west we no-till to save every drop...” — Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Research Farm, Pierre, S.D.


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TALK IT OVER. Some 50 No-Till Roundtables at the first event gave 814 attendees a chance to ask very specific no-till questions of other attendees.

NNTC Insights...

An Introduction to Strip-Tilling

Building strips in the fall leaves a mound of soil in the row area that remains 5-7 degrees warmer than the surrounding soil, says Cliff Roberts of Kentland, Ind. Fall stripping allows ideal fertilization placement and eliminates compaction in the row area. Having already strip-tilled for a half dozen years, Roberts indicated he had done it all wrong the first 3.

Grid Testing Pays When No-Tilling

It’s a time-consuming practice, but Tom O’Dell says grid soil testing is relatively cheap if you have access to a computer. The veteran no-tiller from Losantville, Ind., urges no-tillers to soil test more frequently and pay attention to the acidity levels in the top 3 inches. He also told attendees the capacity for cation exchange in no-tilled soils is as critical to success as the actual presence of nitrogen or phosphorous.


 

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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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