Articles by Laura Barrera

8th Annual Benchmark Study: No-Tillers Trim Fertilizer Costs

No-tillers intend to cut back even more on fertility this year by using less nitrogen for corn, but they plan an increase in fertilizer for soybeans.
When it comes to yearly farm expenses, fertilizer is always one of the big-ticket items — sometimes the largest. But after seeing a slight cutback on fertilizer expenses in 2014, No-Till Farmer readers stayed under their estimated budget of $80,235, spending an average of $75,555 for fertilizer per farm in 2015.
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8th Annual Benchmark Study: No-Till Soybeans Set Yield Record, Corn Remains Steady

The average no-till corn yield fell just 1 bushel shy of last year’s record, while no-till soybeans hit a new high with a 53-bushel average.
While weather conditions varied greatly across the nation last spring — with warm, dry planting weather in the Upper Midwest and cool, wet conditions that caused delays in the Eastern Corn Belt — no-tillers still saw one of their best years in terms of yield.
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[Webinar] Top Tips for Improving No-Till Planter Performance

No-Till Farmer held a joint webinar event sponsored by Martin Industries, the manufacturers of Martin-Till planter attachments and tools. On March 16 at 10 a.m. CST, we took an in-depth look at planter setups, tools and technologies that will improve no-till seeding performance. Farm Equipment magazine co-hosted the event. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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