Articles Tagged with ''Missouri''

7 Ways To Make No-Till Corn Perform

Testing for hybrid selection and proper down pressure are just a couple of things that help Gary Porter achieve solid no-till corn stands
With nearly 7,200 acres, including 3,500 acres of corn, along the Missouri-Iowa border, Gary Porter has taken many opportunities to test and incorporate different practices into his cropping operation.
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NNTC Brings Couple Together

Sandy Cox, a software trainer from Missouri, spotted Denny Roth, a no-tiller from Indiana, during a break in the meetings at the 1999 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis. She complimented his cowboy hat; he asked her to dance. It was the beginning of the rest of their lives — together.
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World Records Still Leave Room For Higher Yields

Kip Cullers says he — and other no-tillers — can produce yields that go beyond levels that already leave some observers in disbelief.
It's an understatement to say that we’ve had a lot of publicity since harvest of 2006, when the word got out that my farm had placed first or second in three categories of the National Corn Growers Association yield contest (including a first-place 347.26 bushels per acre in a no-till irrigated class) and also weighed out a world-record soybean yield of 139 bushels per acre with conventional tillage.
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Dream Machine Makes Higher Yields Come True

Not satisfied with what the market had to offer, this Missouri no-tiller designed his own strip-till machine and was rewarded with higher yields and freedom from compaction worries.
They say necessity is the mother of invention. For Paul Lanpher, a persistent desire for equipment that simply worked better on his farm led him to develop equipment designed for his no-till operation. It’s a desire that he dreamed up about 7 years ago. And after several modifications and updates, Lanpher is excited about his strip-till Dream Machine.
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What No-Tillers Are Doing Differently This Fall

Faced with higher costs, less moisture and changing cropping opportunities, No-Till Farmer readers are not sitting still, and they’re making significant cropping changes this fall.
When we asked No-Till Farmer readers to describe the critical changes they’re making this fall, we received a wide variety of ideas. Faced with needing to make changes based on rising expenses, environmental concerns and weather worries, these innovative no-tillers are adopting a number of different ideas to boost yields, trim costs and improve profitability.
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Yes, You Can No-Till Into Live Cover Crops

Important lessons are still being learned, but the system further protects the soil for long-term benefits.
Anyone who heard me talk about my operation at the 2006 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis knows that I'm as close to paranoid about soil loss as a person can get.
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Western Bean Cutworm On The Rise

This pest continues to cause serious economic damage, is moving east in the Corn Belt and may be here to stay.
Whether it’s flooding, drought, wind or bugs, there are always plenty of obstacles standing between no-till corn producers and that elusive bumper crop. Recently, western bean cutworm has emerged as one of those obstacles for some Corn Belt producers.
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It All Started With Time Management

Thanks to all the fertility available in low-cost chicken litter, this veteran no-tiller is producing corn for 80 cents per bushel and growing doublecropped milo for only 60 cents per bushel
We have a lot going on at one time on our sixth generation southwestern Missouri crop and livestock farm. We milk 100 Holsteins, manage 200 Red and Black Angus crossbred beef cows, background the yearlings and grow all the feed we need on 1,200 acres of ground.
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Never Stop Learning About No-Till

Continuing to gain more knowledge is probably the single most important idea you can use to stretch your no-till budget.
Believe it or not, my grandmother’s garden was the initial trigger that got me started with no-till. Back in the early 1990s, grandma moved to town about the time that I rented the 290-acre family dairy farm.
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