Seeding & Planting

Creating A No-Till Pyramid

With more efficient use of the latest cropping ideas, Canadian no-tillers can increase plant health and consider reducing herbicide usage.
When it comes to analyzing the practical benefits of direct seeding research in western Canada, three key words to keep in mind are “pyramiding, piling and stacking.
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Seed Three No-Till Crops With One Rig

This operation sharply reduced machinery costs by using one rig to no-till corn in 30-inch rows and both soybeans and wheat in 15-inch rows.
With yearly PRODUCTION of 1.4 million pheasants and 1,100 acres of no-tilled crops, operating more efficiently by reducing labor needs and trimming input costs can have a tremendous impact on year-end results at Mac Farlane Pheasant Farm.
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Pumpkins To Christmas Trees

This no-till operation finds big cash crop benefits from no-tilling pumpkins.
No matter what time of year it is, your chances of tracking down no-tillers Ron Metzler and Randy Wissler, owners of Metzler & Wissler Farms, are probably about as good as winning the lottery.
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No-Till Goes Wild

No-tilling $1,000 of wildflower seed per acre helps bring color to Iowa interstates.
When you talk about driving through the Midwest one of the first things that comes to mind are the miles and miles of corn fields. The state of Iowa is hoping to change that perception.
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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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No-Tilling More Accurately

The key is overcoming seed placement concerns, maintains this no-till inventor.
Paul Schaffert has been no-tilling for 27 years. Over the years, the Indianola, Neb., farmer has overcome several serious no-till concerns with plenty of farm shop engineering know-how.
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Base Your No-Till Strategies On Technology, Patience

If you can envision a giant “Do Not Disturb” sign stretching over nearly 10,000 acres of northeastern South Dakota farmland, you’ll begin to understand the no-till philosophy of Cal and Erik Hayenga.
When Erik Hayenga's grandfather (Cal’s father) quit raising corn in the mid-’60s because it wasn’t profitable, 40 bushels was a lot more common than 50 bushels per acre and that’s about as high as it went.
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