Articles Tagged with ''planter''

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Uncovering The Profit In No-Tilled Soybeans

Reducing seeding rates, using no-till planters and switching to non-GMO varieties are just a few of the things no-tillers are considering to improve the bottom line.
As soybean prices came off highs of $14 per bushel last summer to trade in the $8 to $9 range, raising a profitable no-till soybean crop for 2009 got a little more difficult.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

22 Years Of Making No-Till Planters Work Effectively

Iowa planter expert David Moeller goes through the proven tools, setups and adjustments that make no-till work like a charm
Since I opened the doors of Moeller Ag Service in 1989, we've worked with thousands of farmers — some as far away as Australia and New Zealand — on selection of planter attachments for no-till, as well as making adjustments that assure the seedbed preparation and seed placement needed for uniform stands and the highest yields.
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No-Till Vs.Strip-Till

Is there a strip-till advantage, or can most no-tillers match strip-till yields with better management?
As more producers move toward no-till systems for conservation compliance and to reduce costs, some have chosen strip-till. Research shows strip-till corn yields have been slightly higher and more consistent than no-till in some areas.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Strip-Till Handles Soil Challenges

But this grower says you won’t reap the full soil-building benefits of no-till or strip-till for 5 years.
When we decided that we wanted to no-till corn back in 1994, we knew we would face a tough challenge from our cold, wet spring soils. So, my brother Steve and I (with the support of our Dad, Dave) decided to try fall strip-tilling.
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Management That Makes Nitrogen More Efficient

Planter setup modifications and cover crops are helping an Indiana no-tiller improve his fertilizer efficiency while maintaining high corn yields.
Like many no-tillers, Mike Starkey got his start with soybeans. But after struggling to make no-till corn work, he practiced rotational tillage for more than a decade.
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5 Ways to Improve Your No-Till Corn Planter

Before you drop seed into the ground this spring, consider these planter set-up techniques to improve your planting performance.
The healthy futures prices for crop commodities probably has you chomping at the bit to get into the field and begin no-tilling your crops.
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