Seeding & Planting

What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Perseverance, Equipment Updates Are Mainstays For No-Tiller's Success

More than 20 years learning, adapting equipment and expanding crop rotations to include small grains and cover crops are a winning formula for Wisconsin no-tiller

With the dire economics agriculture faced in the early 1980s, there was no opportunity for me to join our Wisconsin family farm operation. But farming was my first love and you might say, I was blessed.


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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Equipment Dealer Brings No-Till Expertise To Growers

From the ABC's of no-till planters to how you can test your ag equipment dealer's no-till savvy, Dave Dum shares his knowledge
The steady growth of no-till farming in the Chesapeake Bay areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia has become a classic example of putting conservation farming methods to work to help save a major natural resource.
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We're Not There Yet, But 300-Bushel Corn Yields May Be Typical Just 20 Years From Now

David Hula captured top no-till yield honors in last fall’s National Corn Growers Association contest with a yield of 319.3 bushels per acre. While this Charles City, Va., no-tiller’s result was about double the current national average, 300 bushels is a yield some industry leaders are anticipating as being typical just 20 years from now.
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Variety Selection Tips Based On Yield Data

variety selection is about much more than just yield. Growers also need to evaluate the various combinations of maturities, defensive traits and herbicide traits that are important to them. Even with all that, there is still a high priority on yield potential and it’s easy to see why.
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Tips For Top-Notch Variable-Rate Seeding

More corn growers are interested in using variable rate seeding (VRS) technology to optimize return on their annual seed investment. A recent survey showed that among Corn Belt farmers with over 1000 acres, more than one-third have VRS capability on their planters and 20% actually use this capability.
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Bayer's Votivo Biological Seed Treatment Coming

Bayer CropScience announced today that it will launch a revolutionary new biocontrol seed treatment in no-till corn, soybeans and cotton for the 2011 season. Select growers and seed companies will be able to test Votivo biological seed treatment on their farms in 2010 for a firsthand look at its unique protective properties, says product manager Paul Hewitt.
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