Seeding & Planting

Seed Coatings Win With Relay Intercropping

By no-tilling earlier with coated seed, you’ll gain more growing season and extra yield.
In the Northern Corn Belt, no-tilling doublecrop soybeans can be as risky as betting on $5 corn. Mark Meyer of Jenera, Ohio, makes the practice profitable by using polymer coated soybeans in relay intercropping.
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How Will The New Farm Bill Impact No Tillers?

Since many no-tillers already qualify for payments, you’ll be first on the list for 2002 farm bill payments.
Since most no-tillers probably already qualify for payments, the new 2002 farm bill offers plenty of opportunities and should lead to further expansion of no-tilled acres. But if you're just no-tilling corn and soybeans, don' expect that rotation to automatically meet the necessary government criteria in all states.
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No-Till Management Matters

When it comes to recognizing the biggest breakthroughs in no-till, Keith Kemp says it has been an increase in soil organic matter, new hybrids and varieties, improved herbicides, decreased production costs and the use of several valuable seeding accessories.
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Eliminating Gauge Wheel Guesswork

Join this debate and others with knowledgeable no-tillers at www.no-tillfarmer.com
It started innocently enough, with one no-tiller asking how to put Case IH gauge wheels on his Kinze planter. The curious no-tiller received plenty of responses to his posting and received a few more about the effectiveness of the tires he's about to put on his machine.
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