Equipment

Seed Three No-Till Crops With One Rig

This operation sharply reduced machinery costs by using one rig to no-till corn in 30-inch rows and both soybeans and wheat in 15-inch rows.
With yearly PRODUCTION of 1.4 million pheasants and 1,100 acres of no-tilled crops, operating more efficiently by reducing labor needs and trimming input costs can have a tremendous impact on year-end results at Mac Farlane Pheasant Farm.
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Soil Sensitivity & Drill Modifications

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My no-till fields are eroding. Not much of the total soil is leaving, but I have more ditches and rills. My plan is to work the ground and pull the ditches in. I hope to drill it to wheat this fall. I’d appreciate any ideas.
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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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