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Sharpen Your No-Till Discs

A successful no-tiller shares how he gets his 750 drill into the ground.
While moderating A Roundtable at last winter's National No-Tillage Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul Schaffert, a no-tiller and owner of Schaffert Manufacturing, fielded a question from a no-tiller who was having a difficult time getting his John Deere 750 drill into the ground. The farmer was hoping for some advice, but no one had an answer.
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Modifying No-Till Equipment

To join the discussions visit the Farmer’s Forum: www.no-tillfarmer.com
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 missed:
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Drill Modifications Fit Needs

These Washington no-tillers built their own no-till drill to direct seed steep slopes.
To stop erosion on slopes as steep as 50 percent in the Skyrocket Hills near Prescott, Wash., Mike Thomas, Sr. and his son Mike, Jr., haven’t cultivated any ground since 1985.
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Custom Made No-Till Rig

This custom-made, all-purpose no-till planter brings profit and versatility.
Though Cedar Meadows Farm in Holtwood, Pa., may be small in size, it's got plenty of innovative solutions when it comes to no-till equipment.
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Seed Right!

All seeding rigs have their pros and cons, but here's a special design that's darn near perfect.
I don't care who you are or where you live, seeding crops into your no-till fields is never a vacation. There’s always things that break down, conditions that are less than favorable or just not enough time in the day.
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“High-Tech Toys” Boost No-Till Profits

These technologies aren’t science fiction. In fact, they’re reality for no-tilling today.
While most people associate computers and advanced technologies with e-mail and gory CD-ROM video games, Marion Calmer thinks about higher profits and labor-saving practices on his 1,300-acre farm. Then again, Marion Calmer is far from being like most people.
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No-Tillers Critique No-Till Drills

Check out this discussion among readers about the Crustbuster 4030 drill from our No-Till Farmer Web site: www.no-tillfarmer.com
Do you have concerns with a particular piece of equipment used in your no-till operation? Do you have comments, questions or suggestions on other topics of interest to no-till farmers?
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No-Till Air Seeder Fits High-Yield Goals

Developing a precise package is helping this New York farmer strive to reach his goal of producing 100-bushel no-till wheat yields.
After sitting in on a no-till air seeder roundtable session during the 1998 National No-Tillage Conference, Donn Branton was primed for action. What he’d heard convinced him to consider a new way to achieve the precision planting necessary for attaining 100 bushel per acre yields of soft red winter wheat.
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