Seeding & Planting

In Search of Bountiful Corn Yields with No-Till and Strip Intercropping

On 500 acres, Matt Sheafer’s Indiana farm is a virtual laboratory of experiments with seeding and maturity rates, nutrient management and crop orientations.
Most farmers like to experiment — whether it’s with seed varieties, equipment setups, nutrient management or other variables — but few no-tillers can say that all of their acres are in some form of an experiment during any one growing season.
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[Podcast] Strategies for Getting Off the Starting Block with Cover Crops: Part 1

In the first part of this two-part podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg. Co., cover crop educator and Pennsylvania no-tiller Steve Groff will talk about the mindset necessary to be successful in adopting cover crops in a no-till system.
In the first part of this two-part podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg. Co., cover crop educator and Pennsylvania no-tiller Steve Groff will talk about the mindset necessary to be successful in adopting cover crops in a no-till system.
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Hit the Mark on the ‘Seeding Window’ for Higher Canola, Wheat Yields

Yield penalties are typically higher when planting after the window than before, says John Deere senior agronomist Yancy Wright.
One pressing topic addressed during a recent John Deere seeding equipment preview event in North Dakota centered on the seeding window and importance of planting as soon as soil temperatures and moisture levels allow.
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