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Keep a Skilled Driver on the Tractor Seat

A tractor driver’s talents can be critical to the success or failure of strip-tilling, maintains Bill Rohrs. The head of the Conservation Action Project in Findlay, Ohio, says an efficient driver must be able to build a mound that will still have an adequate height in the spring, leaving a strip that will be drier and preparing an air pocket-free seeding area to increase plant germination.

No-Till Trims Machinery Costs

By no-tilling, British grower Jim Bullock has trimmed machinery costs by 30%. The no-tiller from Worcestershire, England, relies on a pair of 150-horsepower tractors and rents another tractor in the same horsepower range at harvest time on his 850-acre no-till operation. Before switching to no-till, a pair of 200-horsepower tractors were necessary for tillage work.

With no-till, Bullock says parts needs have been reduced, fuel consumption was cut in half and he and his brother no longer need to hire extra labor at harvest time.


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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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