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Plenty Of Hot Topics To Pick From As St. Louis Becomes Center Of No-Till World

National No-Tillage Conference provides answers to the most pressing challenges facing growers in the coming season and beyond.
The biggest crowd in years, more than 700 people, attended the 14th annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis and went home with plenty to think about and put to use on their farms.
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No-Till 24 Hours A Day, Accurately

Big no-till acreages with a short seeding window of opportunity call for big capacity equipment.
Because of a small window of opportunity for spring seeding, western Canada no-tillers are investing in large capacity equipment to get drilling and spraying done in a hurry.
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Spraying Late Is Costly

You’ll sometimes have less than a day to make a timely herbicide application — at a time when it may interfere with other essential no-till work.
When it comes to effective weed control, timing is always critical. But it is particularly important when you are using a total post program since dead weeds with late spraying can still trim your yields.
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Diseases Travel Over "Green Bridge" To Quietly Steal No-Till Yields

Pathogens feed on dying plants then live long enough to prey on newly planted crops1
The so-called “green bridge” could be stealing yields from no-till fields without the growers’ knowledge. The green bridge is the method by which soil and foliar pathogens feed on cover crops, weeds or volunteer crops and survive long enough to infect a new season’s cash crops.
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Solid Advice For No-Tilling Wheat

Continuous wheat, selecting wheat varieties, controlling kochia in chemical fallow situations and buying no-till air drills were on the minds of readers this summer.
In recent weeks, a number of questions and answers concerning no-till wheat have popped up on the No-Till Farmer Web site’s Online Forum. This highly popular exchange of ideas is located at www.no-tillfarmer.com and offers plenty of valuable information on all aspects of no-tilling.
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Bullseye Spraying!

This South African no-tiller found ways to save time and money by accurately placing chemicals.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you know no-till is the best thing to preserve the soil and stop the serious cropping problems caused by years of conventional tillage.
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The Leading Edge

When "times were tough," these Iowa farmers used no-till as a management tool to expand their acreage.
During the 1980s, the last thing many growers were looking for was more land to farm. Missouri Valley, Iowa, cash croppers Gail and Duane Witt saw this as an opportunity to expand from 1,200 to 4,000 acres by switching to no-till.
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Save Money, Time With ATV Spraying

This no-tiller saw his doubts about vehicle diminish after witnessing its multiple uses.
Gregg Orr was skeptical the first time he heard about using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for spraying. But after a friend brought an ATV to Orr's 1,200-acre farm for a demonstration, Orr has been sold on ATVs and their multiple uses for his operation.
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The 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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