Seeding & Planting

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Conservation Tillage Enhances Irrigated Corn Yields And Profits
In a 17-year Nebraska study, researchers found that conservation tillage gave higher irrigated corn yields and profits than tilled plantings. The average yield increase was 4 bushels per acre, while the three conservation tillage treatments resulted in $8 to $16 per acre less tillage costs than the conventional disc tillage treatment. The conservation tillage treatments were ridge-till, rotary-till and slot-plant, while tilled treatments consisted of chisel, disc or lister operations for the furrow-irrigated continuous corn plantings.
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Rooting Around

This Canadian no-tiller uses his farm as a “test-plot” for deciding what works and what doesn’t.
Kelly Johnson doesn’t claim to be a no-till researcher. But the customers at his fertilizer dealership may beg to differ.
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Widening Rows For No-Till Small Grains

This western Canadian no-tiller shifted from 7- to 12-inch rows with no-tilled small grains, pulse crops and oilseeds.
Bob Mcnabb's no-till wheat field just outside the western Manitoba community of Minnedosa was as lush and green as any in these parts. But there was still something noticeably different about the crop.
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Grow 18% More Silage!

As narrow row corn moves from an idea to mainstream practices, this extension agent says narrower rows are your best bet for no-till silage.
Even if you're brand-new to the no-till corn scene, you're well aware of the row spacing debate. Some folks swear 30-inch corn is the best spacing. Others are staunch defenders of the 15- or 20-inch plan. And still others maintain 7-inch twin rows is the wave of the future and we might as well get used to it.
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Wondering About No-Till Wheat!

If you've been struggling with no-till wheat, you may be pulling your hair out looking for answers. These no-tillers explain what's new, what's coming and why it can be down-right confusing.
When it comes to perfecting no-till crop practices, it seems like corn and soybeans have made the most progress. They’ve got genetically altered seed and specialized chemicals. They’re continually tinkering with planters and drills, hoping to create the ideal machine. But what about wheat?
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They Turned A Sow’s Ear Into A Silk Purse

With no-till, east Tennessee dairy producers grow above-average forages on below average land.
Hop aboard the “ag-train” and join us for an excursion to Tennessee’s scenic Monroe County. Located 50 miles southeast of Knoxville, the 660-square-mile tract lies in the Great Valley of eastern Tennessee along the western slopes of the Unaka Mountains.
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