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Dealing With Compacted Soils

Look for this and other discussions among readers at our No-Till Farmer Web site: www.no-tillfarmer.com
A no-tiller's soil has been getting harder every year and he wants to know what he can do to loosen it and develop a more normal root system. So, he asks fellow no-tillers on the No-Till Farmer sponsored Web site Bulletin Board. This and other questions have produced a flood of discussions lately.
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No-Till On The Rocks

When challenges come knocking, this no-tiller uses his keen sense and strategies to make sure they’re only temporary.
“There's nobody else that can do our job as no-tillers,” says Dick Lloyd. “We have to come up with our own solutions.”
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No-Till’s Still Number One!

Even though farmers have been no-tilling for 30 years, scientists are finding new reasons why no-till is the best way to boost your yields, improve the environment and protect precious soils.
Even though we’ve been hearing sporadic reports that a few farmers are parking their no-till equipment and going back to the disc, chisel plow and field cultivator, rest assured that you’re making the right decision.
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A Ridge Tilling No-Tiller

Admitting that no-till has major benefits, this ridge till veteran just isn't ready to make the switch.
Bill Secor has once again decided not to become a no-tiller. While he feels the flat, deep soils in his area of north central Iowa might lend themselves to no-till, he’s a ridge tiller and, though he’s considered switching to no-till, he’s decided against it for the time being.
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Take A Closer Look At Ammonium Sulfate!

While little attention has been paid to this nitrogen source, there are many benefits to using it with a no-till program.
Like it or not, succeeding in the new millennium is going to require you to make some changes in your no-till program, both in your thought process and in your crop management system.
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Tackling Tricky Soils

Understanding how soils work isn't an easy task. Here's the nitty gritty.
As no-tillers, you don’t need anyone to tell you that no-tilling is the best thing you can do to ensure your soils are protected and are helping the environment.
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Ripping Success!

While many farmers claim the initial conversion to no-till will initially drop yields,this no-tiller says it can be avoided with ripping.
While there are certainly many concerns about no-tilling corn into cold and wet soils, it always seems to come back to the fear of reduced yields which keeps more farmers from giving this idea a try
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