NNTC

2001: Expanding The No-Till Toolbox

Jan. 10-13, Cincinnati • 720 attendees

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

Agrotain International | Aventis CropScience | Monsanto | Landec Ag | Na-Churs Alpine Solutions | Zeneca Ag Products (Syngenta)


“No-tillers are the best environmental stewards the nation has, and it offers you the greatest opportunity for profitable farming...” — Jay Lehr, Ostrander, Ohio


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ASK AWAY. Finding an answer to every question any attendee could ask about any aspect of no-tilling has been an essential part of each of these mid-winter events.

NNTC Insights...

No-Till Requires Different Equipment, Management Skills

No-till seeding equipment must be able to handle wet soils, heavy residue and soils that have an existing structure built around intensive tillage to get uniform and vigorous stands, says Matt Hagny.

The no-till crop consultant from Salina, Kan., says growers must set aside both outdated equipment and traditional habits that were part of the long history of planting into tilled seedbeds.

Take Full Advantage of Nutrients in Manure

Jim Arnaud says his top cost-saving idea is fully capitalizing on the valuable nutrients in poultry manure. The veteran no-tiller from Monetta, Mo., says manure provides cheap fertilizer and also boosts soil health.

Since the poultry manure decomposes and continues to feed the no-tilled corn crop throughout the growing season, Arnaud can often avoid the expensive cost of sidedressing nitrogen.


 

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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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