Articles Tagged with ''Wisconsin''

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Don’t Stand Still With No-Till

These no-till innovators refuse to be comfortable with their success and continually look for new ideas to improve their cropping program.
The Rundahl family has had a highly successful 100% no-till program for more than 2 decades. But they've been quick to recognize that finding ways to improve is critical if you expect to continue with your no-till success.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

It Pays To Listen To Your Dad About No-Till

Twenty-three years after his father suggested they no-till, Wisconsin farmer Dan Stokes no-tills corn as early as possible, grows diverse rotations, custom no-tills and milks cows, too.
Twenty-five years ago, my father, Loren Stokes, and I milked and fed a 100-cow dairy herd and were also tilling about 300 acres of farmland. Needless to say, we were busy daylight to dark. We both decided we were working too hard.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Perseverance, Equipment Updates Are Mainstays For No-Tiller's Success

More than 20 years learning, adapting equipment and expanding crop rotations to include small grains and cover crops are a winning formula for Wisconsin no-tiller

With the dire economics agriculture faced in the early 1980s, there was no opportunity for me to join our Wisconsin family farm operation. But farming was my first love and you might say, I was blessed.


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Are Twin Rows The Corn System Of The Future?

The push is on to increase corn yields to a 300-bushel U.S. average. Twin rows may allow corn roots room to grow to capture nutrients and water, while allowing plants to capture more available sunlight.
Have you ever felt like you needed a little more space? If Greg Selbrede’s corn plants could talk, the Leon, Wis., no-tiller figures they would have been telling him they felt just a bit claustrophobic.
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Practices And Products That Can Make Your Fertility Program Pay

Maximizing fertilizer efficiency and plant nutrient uptake ensures that an expensive input earns its keep in your no-till system.
The higher the cost of the input, the more important it becomes to maximize efficiencies and make sure that input pays dividends. High fertilizer prices paired with potential environmental impact makes managing nutrient inputs doubly important.
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Manure, Straw And Earthworms Make For Highly Productive Soils

Wisconsin dairy producer embraces precise management to protect and feed his fields with waste from his herd.
Jim Koepke would be the first to tell you that he doesn’t consider himself a no-tiller. “There’s plenty of tillage activity going on in our soils, it’s just that the tillage is being done by earthworms instead of iron,” he says. “And those earthworms do a tremendous job.”
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