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Is it Time to Replace Your Spray Nozzles?

Calibrating sprayers and checking nozzles step by step can prevent costly misapplication of your chemicals.
Given the high cost of applying pesticides in your fields today, replacement of worn nozzles is the best insurance against waste. The investment in a set of new spray nozzles is dwarfed by the cost of the chemicals being applied. But when should nozzles be replaced?
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Build Mounds Carefully To Make Strip-Tilling Succeed

Successful strip-tiller says mound height sheds excess moisture and provides a suitable seedbed for early planting.
“Mound height is the key to successful strip tilling, but I see a lot of people who don’t pay a lot of attention to the mound height,” says Jim Kinsella, who’s been making strip-till work for more than 20 years on his farm in Lexington, Ill.
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If Spray Coverage Counts, These Tips Could Save A Season

Noted expert on spray nozzles provides points to remember as you prepare to cover your fields with herbicides and fungicides.
Robert Klein is an agronomist at the University of Nebraska and an expert on spray nozzles. He offered general guidelines for selecting and using spray equipment in the April issue of No-Till Farmer (see Pages 14 and 15). Below are other nuggets of advice Klein offered to attendees at this year’s National No-Tillage Conference:
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Understanding Tires & Air Pressure

Informed decisions on tires can help avoid soil compaction and punctures from no-till stubble
Do you know the differences between bias and radial tires? Which type is less likely to be punctured by field stubble? Do you understand the ins and outs of manipulating air pressure in tractor tires to avoid soil compaction?
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Seed Right!

All seeding rigs have their pros and cons, but here's a special design that's darn near perfect.
I don't care who you are or where you live, seeding crops into your no-till fields is never a vacation. There’s always things that break down, conditions that are less than favorable or just not enough time in the day.
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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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