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Frankly Speaking

Let's Pay Farmers to No-Till

While U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have been bragging about funding nearly $290 million in renewable energy efforts since the start of the Bush administration, most of the investment has gone to bioenergy and biomass ventures. In fact, much of their comprehensive energy strategy to help farmers reduce high energy costs is simply being promoted without offering any new economic incentives.
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Successful No-Tilling Starts At Harvest

Effective residue management is the first step to minimize numerous no-till concerns.
Properly handling straw, chaff and stalks as they exit the combine is key to managing your residue throughout the year with no-till. It’s due to the fact that effective residue management influences erosion control, moisture conservation, seed placement, fertilizer distribution, crop emergence and weed control.
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Try These Proven Residue-Management Tricks

Regardless of where you farm or the crops you grow, study these solid residue management lessons from no-tillers growing high-yielding grain crops.
Just because you concentrate on no-tilling corn, soybeans or another crop doesn’t mean you can’t pick up plenty of yield-building residue management tricks from other growers. To do a better job of managing residues, check out how these eight Pacific Northwest and western Canadian growers go about managing residues for top profit.
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No-Till Online

Equipment Chats Pass The Off-Season

The pros and cons of equipment options are probably the most common discussions at www.no-tillfarmer.com.
It’s easy to tell that no-tillers want exactly the right tools for the job, especially when it comes to the big-ticket items needed in the fields.This month we offer another helping of insights and opinions to chew on while spring makes its way back to us.
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No-Till Online

Conservation Tillage A Worldwide Thing

Growers on three continents compare notes on their challenges, methods and equipment for best results.
Thanks to the magic of computers, no-tillers and would-be no-tillers from the far corners of the Earth can conveniently get together. That’s what happened recently, when growers from Scotland, England, New Zealand and the U.S. met at Farmers Forum, No-Till Farmer’s online message board. Here’s how they found common ground.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Do More With Less!

With direct seeding, three men handle 4,000 acres.
When I was a kid, I knew it was spring when the mud roared off our highly erodible hills, across the roads and flowed through our farm yard.
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Manage Your No-Till Stubble

Saskatchewan farmers recognize the value of leaving direct seeded crop stubble standing, since it traps more snow than cut or chopped stubble. It’s especially important in western Canada where as much as one-third of the annual precipitation can come from winter snows, says Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association agrologist Tim Nerbas.
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