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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Always Learning More From No-Till And Strip-Till

Tom Oswald continues the onfarm research that convinced him 20 years ago to avoid full-width tillage
It might be more correct to call this article, “What I’m Still Learning From No-Tilling.” Over nearly 30 years, my farming operation has shifted from customary fall-spring tillage, through a period of detailed research and onfarm studies and finally, 11 years ago, to adoption of continuous no-till.
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Adding Flexibility To Strip-Till

North Dakota producer adapts strip-till rig for maximum flexibility in both the fall and spring
When it comes to equipment, Eric Larson is all about maximizing his investment, no matter what the season. So when he began researching strip-till units, he wanted one that could run in both the spring and fall, and adapt to changing conditions.
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Planting Into Living Cover Yields Picket-Fence Crop

Mellow soils, no compaction and moisture management are all benefits that a Missouri farmer realizes when no-tilling into a living cover crop of cereal rye and wheat.
Hallsville, MO., no-tiller Frank Martin quit raising hogs in 2001 and turned his focus to doing a better job of raising crops — with an emphasis on reducing soil loss. For him, that meant going no-till and integrating cover crops into his system.
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To Minimize Soil Disturbance, Get Rid Of The Shake

Anhydrous application can be accomplished without tearing up no-till fields.
According to Paul Jasa, Extension agricultural engineer at the University of Nebraska, no-tillers can minimize soil disturbance with existing application equipment. The key is setting the machine correctly and having the right coulters and shanks in place to do the job.
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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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