Water Management

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A Chilling Problem...Solved!

Two successful no-tillers located 800 miles apart, two no-till solutions. Both banked on machinery to dry out their cold, wet no-till soils—and both found success
Ask any no-tiller around the world what their biggest problem is and he’s likely to name moisture. Or at least put it among the top five concerns. If it's not the folks on the east coast worried about a drought, it's the folks in the Midwest concerned about drying out the field and being able to get out and plant on time.
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Wetter Is Better?

From the dusty dry areas of the country to the places where conventional farmers are spinning tractor tires in the mud, this new no-till system can successfully plant in almost any condition.
With record breaking droughts, winds and downpours shattering farmlands in many areas around the country, this year was particularly tough for no-tillers to plant and harvest on time and still get a decent crop.
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No-Till Wins Dryland Battles

When pouring on the water, these ranchers have a good reason to till. But for conserving water, no-till is definitely the answer.
Growing continious irrigated corn, Kevin Penny isn’t fully convinced no-till is the way to go. But when it comes to dryland acres where water is a major concern, no-till definitely is the way he likes to farm.
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No-Till Vs. Cleaner Water

Over the past 27 years, we've heard several times from Washington politicians that it's once again time to clean up the nation's waterways and water supplies. In fact, it happened again a few weeks ago when President Clinton issued orders to reduce costly water pollution.
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Saturated Soils Don’t Slow No-Till

Learn how these Iowa no-tillers use no-till to keep planting right on schedule even after heavy spring rains.
Heavy, springtime rain showers are all too common in Paul Thieschafer’s opinion. The Council Bluffs, Iowa, no-tiller knows only too well what havoc these rain clouds can bring to a timely planting schedule.
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A New Role For Bt Corn

On droughty soils in the southeastern region of the country, agronomists are suggesting a continuous double-crop no-till rotation. Many growers plant small grain followed by soybeans and then rotate to corn or cotton the following year.
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