Articles Tagged with ''Martin row cleaners''

‘Boutique’ Farm Yields Big-Time No-Till Savings and Success

97-year-old Melvin Steck has flirted with 300-bushel corn and hit 70-bushel soybeans with homemade equipment, common sense and a long-term commitment to no-till.
These days, Melvin Steck doesn’t go to many farm shows, field days or plot tours and isn’t the type to sell his program or philosophies to others. But this 97-year-old no-tiller will talk plenty about how the soil works.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Building Fertility Takes Long-term No-Till to the Next Level

Cover crops, the right equipment and no-till have improved the scant 6 inches of topsoil at Paul Kelly’s farms, and now he’s looking to the next boost.
I started farming on the brink of the 1980s farm crisis. I graduated from high school in 1983 and was raring to continue in the farming tradition established by my father and grandfather.
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Keeping a No-Till Planter in Top Shape

Veteran Blackwell, Okla., no-tiller Tom Cannon, who no-tills canola, corn, winter wheat, milo and double-crop soybeans, seeds cover crops and raises livestock, discusses the row unit and precision setup on his John Deere 1770NT no-till planter, and shares the maintenance checklist he uses for keeping his planters in tip-top shape.
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The Tools That Get The Job Done For No-Tillers

No-Till Farmer readers sound off about their no-till planter setups and the technology that helps them move residue to get proper seed placement and great corn stands.
Wet fall, wet spring, wet fall, wet spring. It seems no-tillers need to get used to making things work in a more aquatic-type system, our recent survey of No-Till Farmer readers found. In fact, how our readers’ no-till planter setups worked in wet conditions was a common thread in the replies we received.
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No Longer Afraid Of Residue

Evenly spreading residue creates a uniform base for planting, better emergence and consistent stands for Nebraska no-tiller Matt Kathol
Like many farmers, Matt and Glenn Kathol turned to no-till to manage the workload on their family farm. But their switch to no-till in 2001 also made it possible for Kathol to farm full time with his father, Glenn.
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Crop Practices Input Sought

No-tillers trying new crops or looking for better techniques seek advice from experienced growers who have faced similar challenges.
Whether it's managing residue or growing a cover crop ahead of alfalfa, details about what has worked on other farms offers a head start toward success. Growers asking for valuable input often find answers at Farmers’ Forum, the online bulletin board at www.no-tillfarmer.com. As always, we’ll share some of that information here.
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