Equipment

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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Be Money Smart!

While purchasing a drill or planter is the right way to go when transitioning, it may not always be the most cost-effective option.
Dick Wittman is one smart cookie. Nothing that’s remotely involved with his 11,000-acre operation passes across his desk without his personal, careful examination. And its paid off in a big way.
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Drill, Planter Changes Allow Earlier No-Tilling

By reconfiguring their no-till rigs, these brothers moved up planting dates.
The Reed brothers of Washington, Iowa, were dedicated no-tillers, but like no-tillers nearly everywhere, they wanted to seed without waiting the normal extra 2 or 3 days.
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