Equipment

Should You Buy A No-Till Air Drill

I'm considering buying a 42-foot John Deere 1850 no-till air drill with a 1900 cart, even though this rig seems so expensive with high maintenance! Since the 1860 drill offers some improvements, should I consider that model instead?
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Double-Duty Sidedressing Rig

Besides placing nitrogen where it will do the most good, this sidedressing rig aerates the soil
No-tilling into extensive no-till residue in heavy clay ground, Bob Featheringill has seen the benefits of pumping more air into problem soils while sidedressing nitrogen.
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Base Your No-Till Strategies On Technology, Patience

If you can envision a giant “Do Not Disturb” sign stretching over nearly 10,000 acres of northeastern South Dakota farmland, you’ll begin to understand the no-till philosophy of Cal and Erik Hayenga.
When Erik Hayenga's grandfather (Cal’s father) quit raising corn in the mid-’60s because it wasn’t profitable, 40 bushels was a lot more common than 50 bushels per acre and that’s about as high as it went.
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More Equipment Modifications

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Many topics addressed this past month on the No-Till Farmer Farmer’s Forum were regarding various no-till equipment modifications. Here’s what you
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More Details Regarding The Double Nozzle Sprayer

A short term in the April, 2001, issue of No-Till Farmer on the double nozzle sprayer brought additional information in the form of a letter from Robin Taylor of Ohio State University and Spray Redux LLC, the company that is developing the sprayer, along with Jerry Doll, a University of Wisconsin weed scientist.
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No-Till Boosts Yields While Saving Time

Being innovators and pulling together a total cropping package has paid big dividends for these highly successful no-tillers.
THE Baruth brothers — Ron, Larry and Tom — continue to raise wheat, but pretty much look at cereal crops as an integral part of their 150-bushel corn and 40-bushel per acre soybean no-till cropping formula.
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Nozzles Are The Real Key!

Brian Freed applies herbicides to no-tilled corn and soybeans with a modified Spra-Coupe. The Lexington, Ill., no-tiller and crop consultant leaves the wings folded, removes the bracket from the back boom and adds a bracket on the sprayer’s backside that has spray lines running down each of 13 arms.
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