Seeding & Planting

Nothing But Wheat

Year after year, this father and son team concentrates on nothing but direct seeding wheat on each of their 2,500 acres.
When it comes to developing the best management strategies, Dale and Larry Landreth worry about only one crop — wheat. That’s because the father and son team from Reardan, Wash., grows wheat every year on all of the 2,500 acres that they own and rent.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Time and Money Saved allowed for expansion of business operations

We’re now no-tilling four times as much land and have diversified into a grain cleaning and processing operation that works across the country for much of the year.
If your familiar with the cyclical weather patterns (very dry to very wet) we’ve experienced in North Dakota since I started no-tilling in 1986, the fact that I’m still in business might say an awful lot. Not only am I still no-tilling, but I have expanded from 1,000 to 4,000 acres of cropland. And thanks to the many hours I no longer have to spend in the field, I’ve built up a busy grain cleaning and processing business.
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Cover Crops, Freeze-Thaw Cycle Favored For Undoing Compaction

An online discussion finds that most no-tillers prefer not to rip their fields and would rather rely on more natural methods to restore the structure of their valuable soils.
No-tillers forced to work in wet fields this fall after heavy rains might want to know that most experienced no-tillers favor the freeze-thaw cycle and cover crops rather than tillage to break up compacted soil.
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No-Till Versus Organic Debate Heating Up, Lines Being Drawn

No-till supporters acknowledge increasing public sentiment for organic farming but say science, despite faulty research, still shows that no-till is better.

Shots are being fired in what could conceivably grow into a battle between no-tillers and organic farmers for federal funding and consumer food dollars. Both sides are claiming the high ground for their path to sustainable, profitable farming, and no-tillers aren’t backing down as organic farming advocates gain a foothold with the general population and even an occasional researcher.


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Move Cautiously If You Want To No-Till Expiring CRP Land

Additional acreage could become available, but is it worth the cost to farm? Here are tips on finding the land and determining its suitability for no-till cropping.
Booming prices for corn and soybeans have no-tillers looking to add additional acreage, and one source that might become available is expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage. From Oct. 1, 2007, to Oct. 1, 2010, more than 13.4 million acres are scheduled to come out of the program.
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