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[Video] Efficient Cover Crop Seeding Machine for Cotton Rows

Elk City, Okla., no-tillers Spencer Smith (left) and his father, Jimmy Smith, talk about the Dalton Ag Mobility 600 fertilizer applicator they’re using to broadcast cereal rye into standing cotton, which is planted in 40-inch rows. The machine is PTO-driven and the Smiths can travel 6-7 mph to cover a lot of ground efficiently. The family has been seeding cereal rye on their farm for decades and say rye seeding between the rows has helped suppress weeds and markedly improve water infiltration and soil retention.
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[Video] New Gauge-Wheel Tires Designed to Prevent Stalk, Stubble Damage

Elk City, Okla., no-tiller Spencer Smith (left) and father Jimmy discuss the formation of 4Ag Mfg. and the science behind the new gauge-wheel tires they’re making that stand up to stubble and stalk damage and prevent mud accumulation. The Smiths no-till mostly cotton in western Oklahoma and worked with the late Danny Davis, who also no-tilled cotton, and machinist Jake Hunter to create the new tires.
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