Precision Ag

Precision, Efficiency Driving Sprayer Ownership

As technology delivers an ever-critical better return on investment, more and more no-tillers are buying self-propelled, pull-type sprayers.
Recent innovations in spraying equipment — greater precision, electronically controlled booms and advancements in nozzle designs — are making it easier for no-tillers to apply inputs precisely where and when they’re needed, in exact amounts.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Total Commitment And Technology Make 100% No-Till Work

No-tiller Cade Bushnell made major planter changes, added continuous corn and cut nitrogen rates with a four-part program.
Shifting from conventional tillage to no-till often requires a lot of physical change in your operation. Just as importantly, adopting this new way of farming demands a strong dose of faith during a transition period that might take several years. I like to joke it’s the same kind of devotion it takes to make a good marriage work.
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No-Till Notes

Take Soil Samples With Precision Ag In Mind

Define variability and create a plan with the help of an agronomist to maximize fertilizer efficiency and profits.
With precision ag technology available to spread fertilizer at variable rates, soil testing is essential to make fertilizer prescriptions. Soil tests will give a basis for fine-tuning fertilizer and manure inputs so they are used cost effectively on your farm
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Constantly Evaluate Technology To Improve Farm Profits

Adopt technology early, hire specialists, increase cropping intensity and seek information from farmers, a young Kansas no-tiller says.
Dietrich Kastens constantly evaluates technology to achieve clear-cut goals. The Herndon, Kan., no-tiller wants Kastens Inc. Farms to compete with the top third of farms in the Kansas Farm Management Database for lowest cost, planting intensity, farm size or expansion, and most importantly, profit.
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No-Till Notes

Assess Crop Perfomance Frequently This Season

Weekly scouting will help you discover what’s affecting your no-tilled corn and soybean yields and the changes you need to make for 2011.
With early season warmth, many no-tillers started planting very early this year. Now is a good time to go back and look at your planting calendar and begin to assess whether this early no-till planting worked for you or if waiting later to no-till may have been better.
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