Seeding & Planting

Tiling Called An Affordable Way To Increase No-Till Yields, Profits

Tile plow said to allow big returns on investment through improved soils.
“Improved drainage may be needed on many soils to obtain the best yields from a no-till system. Yields under no-till are often affected by poor drainage, more so than those under conventional tillage,” according to a study by soil scientists at Ohio State University.
Read More
No-Till Online

What Comes Next?

To recrop or not recrop? And if so, what should be planted? Those are the questions. Growers offer the answers.
Many no-tillers are thinking about short-season crops, forage and ground covers, and some of those growers turned to Farmer’s Forum, the online bulletin board at www.no-tillfarmer.com, for advice from folks with experience in similar situations. Here are highlights from their discussions.
Read More

Use Deep Zone-Tillage To Farm Vertically

Higher yields can result from getting crop roots to grow deeper in your no-tilled fields.
"If you want to double the size of your farm, farm vertically,” says Ray Rawson. The developer of several pieces of zone tillage equipment and a no-till corn and soybean producer from Farwell, Mich., for many years has taken the time to look beneath the soil surface. The result has been higher yields on his own and and many other farms.
Read More

What's It Take To Capture No-Till Corn Contest Honors?

Contrary to what you may think, most contestants don’t go overboard with inputs in their contest fields and find that competing helps them find new ways to push up no-till yields across the entire farm.
When it comes to learning what it takes to turn out profitable corn yields, many no-tillers find they learn a great deal from having contest plots on their farms.
Read More
Shop Talk

Biotech Leads To More No-Tilled Acres

Since herbicide-tolerant transgenic cotton varieties became widely available in 1997, the no-till cotton acreage has nearly doubled in the United States. A recent survey by the National Cotton Council indicates that no-till made up 29 percent of total cotton acres while reduced tillage made up 30 percent of all cotton acres in 2002.
Read More
No-Till Online

Planter Adjustments, Interseeding Keep No-Tillers Busy

Find out more about these topics or start a debate of your own at www.no-tillfarmer.com
Turning your original no-till planter into something that better fits your specific cropping needs was a hot topic on the No-Till Farmer Farmer’s Forum message board recently. Also, veteran no-tillers hit the keyboards to voice their opinions about one farmer’s interseeding concerns and another no-tiller’s questions about his White 5100 planter.
Read More

Direct Seed — Or Get Out!”

With only 7 inches of rain, it doesn’t make much sense to fallow your ground to save moisture.
WHEN the government's Freedom To Farm program came along, John Hilderbrand gave tenants an ultimatum as crop leases ran out— “direct seed or get out.”
Read More

Top Articles

Current Issue

NTF_January_0119

No-Till Farmer

Get full access NOW to the most comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use online resource for no-tillage practices. Just one good idea will pay for your subscription hundreds of times over.

View More

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More
Top Directory Listings