Seeding & Planting

Check Out These No-Till Small Grain “Must Do’s”

With the turn of the century comes changes for no-tillers—and that includes small grain growers.
Corn and soybeans. Soybeans and corn. To many no-tillers, these are the staple crops of their farming operations. But for the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Canada regions, farmers often concentrate on small grains-proving that no-till works for other crops.
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Intercropping Can Work

At last months seventh National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, there was considerable interest in the soybean intercropping program used by no-tillers Keith and Doug Thompson of Osage City, Kan. With this unique doublecropping program they intercrop soybeans into standing wheat in early April.
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Don’t Rush Tillage Changes

If you or some of your neighbors are getting fed up with the results of no-tilling corn into cold and wet soils, take a close look at recent Ohio State University yield numbers before reaching any decision on changing tillage practices.
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When In Doubt, Improvise

Here’s what one no-tiller did when all other seeding options failed with a Conservation Reserve Program field.
As no-tillers, you've all had your share of problems. Your wheat is infested with grasshoppers. A windstorm just came through your corn fields. White mold is covering your soybeans.
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