Articles Tagged with ''Wisconsin''

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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

A Willingness to Change Led to Custom No-Tilling and Specialty Markets

Mark Bauer says his Soil Warrior works in all soil types while blending nutrients into zones that don’t wash away.
There's a buzz — some of it positive, some not — coming out of southeastern Minnesota about a new strip-tilling machine. The chatter focuses on Mark Bauer’s Soil Warrior, which he says provides an unprecedented balance between conventional tillage and no-till.
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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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No-Till’s A No-Brainer

With a few critical management changes, no-till has been the best investment ever made in this farming operation.
Even with a cold and wet spring in 2004, Tim Goodenough readily saw the many benefits of no-tilling with corn yielding as high as 265 bushels and soybeans reaching 67 bushels per acre.
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Change Is The Name Of The Game

If you want to continue to get ahead with no-till, you can’t sit still when it comes to equipment changes.
Whether his 12-row, no-till planter needs it or not, Maury McLean usually spends part of the winter trying to figure out ways to make the machine more efficient. “I always get enthused about the new growing season by early March and make some last-minute changes and upgrades to the planter,” says the veteran Lancaster, Wis., no-tiller.
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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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He Was Lucky!

This no-tiller got solid benefits from using a Phillips rotary harrow to dry wet no-till soils.
Larry Paltzer knows firsthand how valuable it can be to attend the National No-Tillage Conference.
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