Seeding & Planting

3 Alternative No-Tilled Crops to Boost Your Bottom Line

Grain sorghum and winter canola have growing markets, and no-tilled vegetables can help growers tap into the farm-to-table movement.
When corn and soybean stockpiles grow and prices stagnate, no-tillers may want to decide whether it’s time to diversify their crops to explore new markets and work toward being a market maker instead of a market taker.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Benchmark Study

Timing & Types of Fertilizer Accommodate Seasonal Need

Strip-tillers shying away from spring-applied potassium and phosphorus, as well as anhydrous application with the strip-till rig.
Strip-tillers often stress the 4R strategy for fertilizer placement, acknowledging that sometimes conditions aren’t always conducive to achieving desired results.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Benchmark Study

Population Adjustments Play Into Seeding Strategies for Strip-Tillers

Strip-tillers increase average seeding rates for corn, decrease for soybeans and better than half utilize cover crops in their operations.
As farmers dial into determining where and when to push or scale back on seeding rates, strip-tillers have — on average — consistently planted lower populations than no-tillers for both corn and soybeans.
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[Video] Setting Up a White Planter for No-Tilling

Oxford, Kan., no-tiller Jerrod Lawrence discusses the setup on his 2008 White planter, which includes Yetter SharkTooth residue managers, RK Products seed tube guards, Copperhead Ag Furrow Cruiser closing wheels and a Totally Tubular application system. He also discussed choosing corn populations for the variable soils on his farm.
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[Webinar] Diversifying with Cover Crops for Forage and Biomass

This webinar, sponsored by La Crosse Seed, examines some of the species of cover crops that are ideal for building aboveground biomass and providing quality feed for livestock. Scott Wohltman, agronomist and cover crop lead for La Crosse Seed, will lead you through this free webinar. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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