Articles Tagged with ''Wheat''

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Base Your No-Till Strategies On Technology, Patience

If you can envision a giant “Do Not Disturb” sign stretching over nearly 10,000 acres of northeastern South Dakota farmland, you’ll begin to understand the no-till philosophy of Cal and Erik Hayenga.
When Erik Hayenga's grandfather (Cal’s father) quit raising corn in the mid-’60s because it wasn’t profitable, 40 bushels was a lot more common than 50 bushels per acre and that’s about as high as it went.
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Take Cover!

An Ohio study shows the benefits of using cover crops in your no-till operation.
While most no-tillers know that cover crops can protect soil from wind and water erosion, a study conducted by the Conservation Action (CAP) Project at Napoleon, Ohio, points out even more potential benefits.
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Seed Right!

All seeding rigs have their pros and cons, but here's a special design that's darn near perfect.
I don't care who you are or where you live, seeding crops into your no-till fields is never a vacation. There’s always things that break down, conditions that are less than favorable or just not enough time in the day.
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No-Till Air Seeder Fits High-Yield Goals

Developing a precise package is helping this New York farmer strive to reach his goal of producing 100-bushel no-till wheat yields.
After sitting in on a no-till air seeder roundtable session during the 1998 National No-Tillage Conference, Donn Branton was primed for action. What he’d heard convinced him to consider a new way to achieve the precision planting necessary for attaining 100 bushel per acre yields of soft red winter wheat.
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No-Tilling When It's Only 14 Degrees

Thanks to polymer protected seed, this farmer is no-tiling on extremely cold November days 170 miles north of the Canadian border.
While the temperature may be brisk, fall seeding has definitely paid off for Saskatchewan no-tiller Gerry Willerth.
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Wondering About No-Till Wheat!

If you've been struggling with no-till wheat, you may be pulling your hair out looking for answers. These no-tillers explain what's new, what's coming and why it can be down-right confusing.
When it comes to perfecting no-till crop practices, it seems like corn and soybeans have made the most progress. They’ve got genetically altered seed and specialized chemicals. They’re continually tinkering with planters and drills, hoping to create the ideal machine. But what about wheat?
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29 Solid Ideas For No-Tilling Success

Check out these valuable ideas from eight Washington and Idaho no-tillers to help you no-till better in the future.
Plenty of valuable ideas that you can use to make no-till even more profitable in your operation came out of presentations by eight veteran growers at last winter’s Northwest Direct Seed Intensive Cropping Conference in Pasco, Wash. These farmers rely on no-till to turn available moisture into higher, more profitable yields.
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