Articles by Ron Perszewski

After 32 Years Of No-Tilling, Truths Emerge From His Fields

Paul Schaffert has faced his no-till challenges through the decades, and he’s learned from both the ups and the downs. He offers his advice here.
Having no-tilled since 1972, Paul Schaffert has learned a few things while growing corn, wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, milo and grain sorghum on a 2,000-acre irrigated and dryland farm in Indianola, Neb. The lessons have come even harder recently, because the area, which normally receives 10 to 17 inches of rain each year, has been suffering through a drought for the past several years and irrigation is now restricted to 13 inches per year.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: A Willingness To Change Led to Custom No-Tilling And Specialty Markets

Mark Bauer says his Soil Warrior works in all soil types while blending nutrients into zones that don’t wash away.
There's a buzz — some of it positive, some not — coming out of southeastern Minnesota about a new strip-tilling machine. The chatter focuses on Mark Bauer’s Soil Warrior, which he says provides an unprecedented balance between conventional tillage and no-till.
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Strip-Tiller Designs Heavy-Duty Machine

Mark Bauer says his Soil Warrior works in all soil types while blending nutrients into zones that don’t wash away.
There's a buzz — some of it positive, some not — coming out of southeastern Minnesota about a new strip-tilling machine. The chatter focuses on Mark Bauer’s Soil Warrior, which he says provides an unprecedented balance between conventional tillage and no-till.
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Put Precision Ag Data To Work

If piles of reports and data from your no-till fields are sitting useless, a consultant could help you turn them into wiser management practices.
Does precision farming, with page after page of information generated by automated devices, really make your no-till fields more productive? Or are you about ready to unplug it all in frustration?
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Plenty Of Hot Topics To Pick From As St. Louis Becomes Center Of No-Till World

National No-Tillage Conference provides answers to the most pressing challenges facing growers in the coming season and beyond.
The biggest crowd in years, more than 700 people, attended the 14th annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis and went home with plenty to think about and put to use on their farms.
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