Articles Tagged with ''planter''

No-Till Answer Man!

As part of this continuing series, an Indiana farmer tackles your most frequently asked no-tilling questions.
Here are my thoughts on recently asked questions by No-Till Farmer readers. Remember that your particular farming circumstances may result in entirely different answers to these particular concerns.
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Harvesting Begins With No-Till Planting

This no-till veteran maintains today’s planting equipment may be costing you plenty of yield.
As a veteran no-tiller, Paul Schaffert has worked with no-till seeding equipment for more than 20 years. And he’s always advocated that harvest actually begins when you no-till your crops in the spring.
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12 Income-Boosting No-Till Planter Adjustments

Here are a dozen simple adjustments you can’t afford to ignore to improve no-till yields.
It all starts with the planter, Gregg Sauder of Tremont, Ill., told 660 attendees at the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. He says no-tillers concerned with yields and stands should turn their attentions to the no-till planter to receive optimum crop performance.
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Lucky Iowan Wins Big

By having his ticket drawn at the National No-Tillage Conference, Iowa no-tiller Dean Markwardt lands free use of an Art’s-Way no-till drill for a year.
Dean Markwardt, like 659 other no-tillers around the country, came to the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis to reap the benefits of acclaimed speakers, network with accomplished no-tillers and participate in numerous no-till roundtables. Little did he know he would be the most envied no-tiller in the bunch.
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Doing All the Little Things Just Right

Successful no-till on this Iowa farm is the result of a novel four-step management plan.
High corn and soybean yields don’t happen by chance on Condon and Mark Schnepel’s farm in Carson, Iowa. The brothers use a four-step process of planning, on-farm researching, implementing and reviewing to manage their 1,000-acre no-till operation.
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No-Till Drilling Dynamics

These simple, inexpensive ideas give this Nebraska couple peace of mind when drilling no-till soybeans.
No-tilling at the 1,010-acre Hanke farm in Wahoo, Neb., is a true family affair. While Gary Hanke is planting corn, his wife, Nancy, is drilling soybeans, and son, Mitch, is transporting equipment and also helping drill soybeans.
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Add Wheat To Strip Crop Rotations

Soybean yields improve with less competition, but watch out that your no-till corn yields don’t slip when planted into wheat stubble.
Corn yields have increased 15 percent to 20 percent for no-tiller Doug Smith when planted in six-row strips. But 15-foot-wide soybean strips planted next to the corn have seen yields decrease as much as 5 percent to 10 percent from conventional no-till soybean yields.
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With Right Tools, No-Tilling Tomatoes A Reality

A Pennsylvania no-tiller uses Buffalo rolling stalk chopper and a specially designed planter to transplant no-till tomatoes into a cover crop.
Some 15 years ago, no-tilling tomatoes wasn’t even thought to be possible. But no-tiller Steve Groff has found huge success transplanting tomatoes into a thick cover crop with the aid of a Buffalo rolling stalk chopper and no-till planter developed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI).
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Turn Up Heat On No-Till Corn With Fall Strip Tilling

No-Tillers are finding that mounding a strip of soil with or without deep placement of nutrients ahead of the planter can provide a warm, dry seedbed and help no-till corn get off to a faster start.
Cliff Roberts has been fall strip tilling for a dozen years. The Kentland, Ind., farmer is pretty blunt about why he likes to fall strip till for no-tilled corn grown on silt loam soils.
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