Seeding & Planting

Diversify And Win With No-Till Wheat

Adding wheat to a corn-and-soybean rotation improves soil structure, spreads equipment use and protects income.
Rotation is good. The earth's rotation keeps our feet flat on the ground. Rotating tires ensures even wear. And rotating wheat with your no-till corn and soybeans can lead to good things, too
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Seed Prices A Major Concern

Plenty of hallway concerns were voiced about skyrocketing seed prices by attendees at the recent National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. With many new high-tech developments and traits creeping into corn genetics, seed corn costs have already reached $200 to $250 a bag and some no-tillers are scared that prices may move quickly toward $500 a bag.
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Uncovering The Profit In No-Tilled Soybeans

Reducing seeding rates, using no-till planters and switching to non-GMO varieties are just a few of the things no-tillers are considering to improve the bottom line.
As soybean prices came off highs of $14 per bushel last summer to trade in the $8 to $9 range, raising a profitable no-till soybean crop for 2009 got a little more difficult.
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When You ‘Measure To Manage,’ You Become More Profitable

Evaluating corn hybrids and soil testing for fertilizer needs can lead to big improvements in your bottom line.
With skyrocketing input prices like seed and fertilizer, it pays to measure your production and more closely manage your inputs. One of my favorite management slogans is, “Measure to manage.” Without measuring your inputs and yields, it’s really hard to manage to the highest level of profit.
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