Seeding & Planting

5 Top Notch Tips for Better No-Till Planting, Seed Placement

Striving for uniformity ‘every day of the year’ is the best approach to no-tilling crops and optimizing yields, says ag engineer Paul Jasa.
WITH PLANTING season not as far away as it might seem, editors at No-Till Farmer recently talked with Nebraska Extension ag engineer Paul Jasa about a range of topics related to no-tilling corn. From ensuring proper seeding depth and spacing, to choosing the right planter and seeder attachments, to the location of the new rows, Jasa explained what steps no-tillers may want to consider to achieve better and more consistent. Here are the highlights of this discussion.
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[Podcast] Finding and Fixing Nutrient Imbalances in No-Tilled Crops

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome Neal Kinsey, a fertility expert and agronomist from Charleston, Missouri who will examine the findings from seven soil samples in various geographic regions, soil types and crop rotations.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome Neal Kinsey, a fertility expert and agronomist from Charleston, Missouri who will examine the findings from seven soil samples in various geographic regions, soil types and crop rotations.
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Setup for John Deere MaxEmerge No Till Planter

Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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