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12 Income-Boosting No-Till Planter Adjustments

Here are a dozen simple adjustments you can’t afford to ignore to improve no-till yields.
It all starts with the planter, Gregg Sauder of Tremont, Ill., told 660 attendees at the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. He says no-tillers concerned with yields and stands should turn their attentions to the no-till planter to receive optimum crop performance.
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No-Till Equipment Auction

Attendees at the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines, Iowa posted equipment info on a bulletin board during the event. Here are items no-tillers were selling or looking to purchase.
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Lucky Iowan Wins Big

By having his ticket drawn at the National No-Tillage Conference, Iowa no-tiller Dean Markwardt lands free use of an Art’s-Way no-till drill for a year.
Dean Markwardt, like 659 other no-tillers around the country, came to the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis to reap the benefits of acclaimed speakers, network with accomplished no-tillers and participate in numerous no-till roundtables. Little did he know he would be the most envied no-tiller in the bunch.
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Slick No-Till Modifications

Like all no-tillers, Northwest no-tillers have to come up with their own modifications for their climate. Here’s some of the best.
Modifying Equipment for specific regional needs seems to go without saying for no-tillers. While the dry, climate of Eastern Washington offers no-tillers a longer growing season, it also houses plenty of hills and requires specific planter needs and often irrigation.
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Too Big For Conventional Britches

Here’s what one no-tiller did when conventional tillage became ridiculously inefficient.
Mike Linnehan had a problem. Fortunately, it was a problem that most other no-tillers would consider a kind of blessing. His farm in Sparta, Wis., was getting too big - and conventional tilling just wasn't cutting it anymore.
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Overcoming Residue Concerns With No-Till Corn

No-tillers aren’t the only ones using trial and error. Here’s what one crop consultant and innovator award winner did.
When it comes to terms used to describe no-till farmers, “trial and error” has got to be pretty darn near the top of the list. And as far as no-till crop consultants are concerned, it's no different.
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