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Pumping Up Pull-Type Sprayers

No-tillers are swapping nozzles, adding precision technology and trying other tricks to get better performance from their pull-type sprayers.
Pull-type sprayers are still one the most important tools on the farm for no-tillers as they push for higher yields on acres being covered multiple times to apply herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nutrients, plant hormones, growth regulators and more.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

In Search Of No-Till Planting Perfection: For Himself And Others

Years of onfarm experimentation have made no-tiller Bill Lehmkuhl a pro at drawing out prime planter performance.
No-tilling for 32 years doesn't mean I know it all. Over the years, I've come up against many new no-till challenges I've had to solve. Some were easier to spot than others. Some I stumbled across by accident.
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Balancing Manure, No-Till In A Challenging Locale

No-Tiller Brian Newcombe strives for application accuracy to maximize value of nutrients and keep peace with his neighbors.
Despite having a nominated “Natural Wonder” and busy village of 1,000 people in his backyard, no-tiller Brian Newcombe still finds a way to make manure a valuable part of his farming operation.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Father-Son Team Aims To Thrive, Not Survive

Bob Bottens and his son, Monte, combine their diverse talents to tackle water and technology challenges and turn highly erodible soils into productive no-till fields.
Monte: ‘Moonlight Farmer’ was my dad’s radio handle at the Case IH dealership in Cambridge, Ill., where he worked as a diesel mechanic. He farmed about 80 acres when he wasn't at his day job.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Efficient Fertility, Cover Crops Set The Table For A Life Of No-Till

Cover crops, specialty products and strategic fertilizer placement provide a yield boost for veteran Pennsylvania no-tiller H. Grant Troop.
I now know that what I was calling no-till in the early 1970s wasn’t what many would classify as no-till, but my farming operation now certainly fits the definition. Only the coulters on my no-till planter and drill crack the surface of my fields today.
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