Seeding & Planting

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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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Expand No-Till Rotations

Under the Freedom To Farm Act, Keith Glewen has noticed no-tillers are starting to diversify more with the crops they grow. "When the new government laws were passed, these farmers were concerned about seeing the day when we'll have mountains of grain and that day has come" says the University of Nebraska educator.
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It’s What Works For You

Ed and Jim Myer have “personalized” no-tillage to meet their farm’s soil conditions.
Heavy clay loam soils and cold, wet springtime soil conditions have caused Ed and Jim Myer to tailor a conservation program that meets their farm operation's challenging characteristics.
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No-Till Bikers!

Along with 139,000 other bikers from around North America, this Ohio farm couple was in Milwaukee last summer for the big 95th anniversary Harley-Davidson celebration.
When it comes to changes for 1999, Rich and Marcy Little plan to use more Roundup Ready soybeans, use lower herbicide rates, do a better job of getting chemicals applied, try no-tilling soybeans in October or November and test for soybean cyst nematodes.
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